Tag Archives: chemical awareness

See What Rocket Fuel Does To Gloves – from io9.com

Great chemical awareness training information from: http://io9.com When handling this chemical, wearing certain kinds of gloves might actually be a danger. Here’s how rocket fuel makes a standard lab safety item go up in flames. Nitric acid, HNO3, is not something you want on your hands. It burns your fingers and it leaves distinctive yellow stains. Nitric acid is not even ...

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Violent chemical reaction prompts evacuation in Kettering

Source: WHIO.com A violent chemical reaction tonight prompted an evacuation and sent two people to a local hospital. Kettering fire and hazmat crews were called around 6 p.m. to Mound Laser & Photonics Center, 2941 College Drive. “We got dispatched on a chemical explosion,” said Battalion Chief Jon Durrenberg of the Kettering Fire Department. “Two chemicals that weren’t compatible got ...

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Danger underestimated in manure pits

Below is an excellent article on the dangers of methane asphyxiation. According to Colleen Kottke of www.wisfarmer.com It’s a tragic tale that has become all too common. A farm worker enters a manure pit to perform a simple maintenance task; probably one he’s done many times before. Only this time he is overcome by the deadly gases released during composition of ...

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HAZMAT team cleans up oil spill from auto shop in Danville

  HazMat teams were busy in Danville, Virginia for an oil spill at a Chevrolet dealership. According to WSLS10: Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) crews will be in Danville for a few days cleaning up an oil spill. According to the fire department, the spill happened just after 9 a.m. Monday at Woodall Chevrolet on Riverside Drive. Employees told crews a valve malfunctioned, releasing 400 gallons of ...

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Dropped thermometer spurs Hazmat scare at water plant

Source: www.freep.com A mercury spill caused by a dropped thermometer at the Northeast Water Treatment Plant in Detroit has caused no contamination, an official said Monday morning. The spill briefly caused a Level 1 Hazmat situation but officials determined there was no danger to the public. The plant is located at 11000 E. Eight Mile Road. Detroit Water and Sewerage Department spokeswoman ...

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Fenway Hazmat Scare Blamed On Fish Oil Experiment

Source: CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) – Fire officials say cooking oils were behind a hazmat incident that forced the evacuation of buildings in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood Tuesday night. Emergency crews and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force responded to Fenway Market on Kilmarnock Street after receiving an anonymous tip. On Wednesday, a spokesman for the Boston Fire Department said a ...

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Propane Tank Response – Case Study (Size-up Sunday)

Response to report of leaking propane cylinder, what do you do? This could be a hazmat, single engine, or full assignment response depending on dispatch – you are first in. Park at safe distance, up wind and not becoming an ignition source – check En route fire up gas monitor, if you have one, and make sure it is done in ...

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Smell forces evacuation of Windsor government offices

Source: Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat Windsor town officials were back at work Wednesday, a day after what may have been a bad perfume forced them out of their building and sent one worker to a hospital. Firefighters and the county’s hazardous materials response team were called in and the Town Hall was evacuated after some employees noticed a “stale ...

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