Tag Archives: chemical awareness

Hazmat teams respond to nitric acid spill at UPS in New Hartford – Video

Source: WKTV.com NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Hazmat crews have responded to what officials are calling a ‘minor’ spill at the UPS building in New Hartford. The call first came in a little before five a.m., and since then the building has been evacuated. The New York Mills Fire Chief says at 3:30 a.m., nitric acid was spilled at the building. ...

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Zodiac fined $1.3M for explosion

Video of original story 7/15/15, USA Today Update From: http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/ Report: 11 days prior to incident, plant evacuated due to flammable vapors NEWPORT, Wash. — Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support has been fined more than $1 million for workplace safety and health violations following the investigation of an explosion that rocked the Newport facility and injured 17 workers last July. After ...

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1 hospitalized after hazmat response in Uptown – Chicago

Source: Chicago Tribune     According to the Chicago Tribune: A woman was taken to a hospital Sunday after being sickened by carbon monoxide fumes in the Uptown neighborhood, officials said. It happened in the 4900 block of North Winthrop Avenue about 12:30 p.m., according to Chief Juan Hernandez, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department. One person, possibly a woman ...

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Slow-mo explosion of Picric Acid at Meadows Field – Video

Source: KERO Bakersfield, CA According to KERO: Kern County Public Health’s Hazmat team was called to the Kern County Special Waste with Sheriff Bomb Squad assessing hazardous chemical after Picric acid, a hazardous chemical, was found at Kern County Special Waste Facility today. The Picric acid was disposed by incineration in safe location near Meadows Field at about 4:15 p.m. ...

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Honey Oil Labs a Growing, Explosive Threat – Video

Honey Oil Labs a Growing, Explosive Threat Honey oil labs are an increasing threat to first responders.  Here Todd Burton and the team at San Diego County HazMat partner with area experts and conduct experiments to help train fellow first responders. Related: Danger Next Door: A Growing Epidemic Video: Butane Hash Oil – Video Training Part 1

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4 officers taken to the hospital after Hazmat situation in Boston

Source: Fox25 BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — Crews responded to a Hazmat situation at a police substation on Thursday morning. Around 4:50 a.m., officers say they stopped a person trying to break into a car on Harrison Avenue in the South End. Police say the man was arrested and found to be in possession of a product used to cook meth. The ...

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Butane causes explosion at Tempe apartment complex

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Source: AzFamily.com Posted: Dec 14, 2015 7:44 PM PST By Craig Huber azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport Tempe police said someone attempting to use butane to extract hash oil caused an explosion at an apartment complex Monday evening.   Related: Police, Hazmat investigating Campbell marijuana operation Training: Danger Next Door: A Growing Epidemic

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Iraqi, US Officials: IS Working to Produce Chemical Weapons

Source: Telegraph Standard   French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that ISIS producing chemical weapons – and deploying them against Western targets – is not outside the realm of possibility, according to The Daily Star. US officials don’t think the terrorist group is capable of developing more sophisticated weapons such as nerve gas and would be more likely to hurt ...

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Hazardous chemical released from Delaware plant

From AP reports and WDEL:   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says an equipment problem led to the release of a hazardous chemical from a poultry processing facility. Radio station WDEL reports that the chemical release happened Friday. Environmental officials say that a mechanical failure in a pump led to the release of more than 200 ...

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