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Anthrax Scare at Erie’s Federal Courthouse – WPL

Source: By Emily Matson ErieTVNews A hazmat scare at Erie’s federal courthouse, brought out emergency responders Thursday afternoon. The anthrax scare also shut down a part of downtown Erie. A hazmat scare in a letter brought out emergency responders Thursday, but as far as just what the substance was that sparked the response, federal investigators aren’t saying. The Erie County HAZMAT Response Team entered the ...

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Mass. Chemical Spill Forces Shelter-in-Place

Source:NECN.com Firefighters, hazmat crews and a bomb squad were on high alert for several hours Thursday when a chemical spill forced residents to shelter in place in Wrentham, Massachusetts. It started when a resident called police, saying there was a strong smell coming from a shed behind the home at 500 West St. The fire department soon discovered a chemical, ...

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Hazmat Teams Descend As Odor Forces 9/11 Memorial To Shut Down For Hours

Source: CBS NY NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A foul odor forced the 9/11 Memorial to shut down for hours on Sunday. As CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported, it happened after visitors at the memorial complained of a chlorine smell coming from the fountain in the south pool. Police and firefighters evacuated the plaza for two hours. “Suddenly, my throat started burning and ...

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Improper safety Procedures led to incident at DuPont’s Chemical Plant: OSHA

Source: Uncover California by Sophia Turner on Sat, 05/16/2015 – 11:57 While talking about lethal gas release at a DuPont chemical plant last year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed on Thursday that the four workers of the plant died last year at the DuPont chemical plant because the chemical company did not provide safety training ...

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Saskatoon plant evacuated after hydrochloric acid spill

Source: PA HomePage According to news out of PA: Summit Hill, Carbon County- Police say materials that could be used in an explosive device were found in a home on the 400 block of Ludlow Street. The Carbon County E.M.A. Director says a father and son live in the home together and the father called police after he made the ...

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OPERATIONS RESUME AFTER NJ POSTAL FACILITY HAZMAT INCIDENT

Source: ABC Action News and HazMatNation Staff   Officials in Hamilton Township, Mercer County say employees have been allowed to re-enter the postal facility and resume operations following a hazmat incident on Friday. NJ hazmat units, firefighters and officials concluded the response effort around 3 p.m. There is still no indication as to what caused some workers to fall ill. ...

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Disaster response has more than one patch – Phoenix area Special Ops teams rely on teamwork

HazMatNation Staff  – May 5th, 2015 Phoenix AZ – Special Operations teams from area Fire Departments met last week for a series of Regional Response Task Force Drills. Regional partners include teams from Glendale, Chandler, Peoria, Scottsdale, Daisy Mountain, Tempe, Phoenix, Surprise, Buckeye, Gilbert, Goodyear & Mesa. Specialized teams tackled technical response scenarios which included a collapsed 5 story parking garage, ...

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