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Turning up the HEAT, HazMat training in Imperial County CA

The HEAT team in Southern California Imperial Valley Hazardous Emergency Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.) was established by joining the efforts of the City fire departments, fire districts, the County of Imperial, Imperial Irrigation District and the State of California in order to provide coordination and technical services at Hazardous Material (HazMat) incidents.  H.E.A.T. achieves its purpose in providing such services by ...

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Santa Rosa hazmat team removes mercury from Oakmont garage

Source: GUY KOVNER,THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A Santa Rosa Fire Department hazardous materials team removed a glass jar of mercury from a garage in Oakmont without incident Monday morning. Firefighters were called about 10:30 a.m. by a resident on Aspen Meadows Circle, who said a neighbor who hadmoved away had left him the jar sealed with a cork that appeared to be ...

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Santa Clara: American-Islamic office evacuated after suspicious substance found in letter

Source: MercuryNews.com SANTA CLARA — Police evacuated a building that houses an Islamic-American civil rights office Thursday after a staff member opened a letter containing a suspicious substance. It was one of two such incidents Thursday that targeted operations of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. In Washington D.C. CAIR’s national headquarters ...

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20 salad workers hospitalized in chemical spill

Source: The Californian  Natalie Jacewicz Tracy CA – A toxic stew of chemicals spilled at a Taylor Farms processing plant last week, sending 20 workers to the hospital with symptoms ranging from nosebleeds to vomiting and fainting. A worker called emergency services to report the Oct. 15 spill at the plant in Tracy, California. When employees arrived at work, they ...

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CREWS INVESTIGATE HAZMAT SITUATION IN SAN FRANCISCO

ABCNews SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Firefighters are working a hazmat situation on Valencia near 26th Street and Cesar Chavez in San Francisco. That’s just blocks away from the 24th Street BART station. They rushed to the scene after reports of a strange odor just before 10 a.m. First responders say about 120 people are evacuated. San Francisco fire officials say ...

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Hazmat Team Dispatched to Apple Office Building, Nitrogen Leak Quickly Contained

According to news from recode.net ( Dawn Chmielewski): A hazardous materials team was dispatched to one of Apple’s office buildings in Cupertino, Calif., early Friday morning to address a minor nitrogen leak. Santa Clara Fire Department sent the hazmat team at 7 am PT Friday to a single-story office building off Bandley Drive to investigate reports of a nitrogen leak from ...

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ExxonMobil sells Torrance refinery for more than $530 million

Reposted from the  Daily Breeze, By Nick Green ExxonMobil Corp., hounded by regulatory investigations into its safety record since a February explosion tore through the company’s Torrance refinery, confirmed Wednesday it has sold the crippled plant for $537.5 million to independent refiner PBF Energy. “The sale results from a strategic assessment of the site and how it fits with our ...

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WOMAN INJURED IN PROPANE EXPLOSION IN HUNTINGTON BEACH

Source: ABC7News WOMAN INJURED IN PROPANE EXPLOSION IN HUNTINGTON BEACH HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A woman was injured following a propane explosion in Huntington Beach on Wednesday, police said. The explosion was reported around 5:40 a.m. in the 18000 block of Gothard Street, according to Huntington Beach police. Police say the woman suffered major injuries, but her exact condition ...

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