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Gas leak leads to evacuations, all clear given

  Source: KPLC7 KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana According to KPLC news: Hazardous materials crews responded to a gas leak in Baton Rouge that caused several businesses to be evacuated Tuesday morning, but the order was lifted once the all clear was given. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported evacuations were ordered for businesses along South Choctaw Drive from ...

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Lawmakers, emergency managers seek rail hazmat plans

Source: KARE11 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lawmakers, emergency managers and citizen safety advocates Tuesday called on rail carriers to divulge more about their hazardous material accident response planning. “The US Department of transportation predicts quite accurately that there will be 10 catastrophic oil train explosions per year in the United States, and there have been six,” Rep. Frank Hornstein, a ...

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Train Derailment, Fire Prompts Evacuation in Tennessee – Video

Source (Video): wochit news   Source ABC News and AP A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius. Blount County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood said a call about the train derailment came in Wednesday night at 11:50 ...

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Man dies after Mooresville Hazmat situation, explosive material found

Source: By WBTV Web Staff According to News source WBTV Officials say a man died in the hospital Friday morning after being found unresponsive during a Hazmat situation in Mooresville, Thursday afternoon. Joshua Aaron Britton, 33, was found unresponsive Thursday with “suspicious materials” in a Mooresville home on Fieldstone Drive. No cause of death has been released, pending the outcome of ...

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Parsippany Metal Factory Fire Caused HAZMAT Probe, Cops Say

Source:  Long Valley Patch An overnight fire led to a HAZMAT team’s involvement at a metal factory on Pomeroy Road Thursday, police said. Police responded to Zimmer Trabecular Metal Technology on Pomeroy Road at 12:19 a.m. and spoke to the plant supervisor and security guard, who said a fire had started but all employees were out of the building, police ...

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United Taconite Lab in Forbes Evacuated after Ventilation Failure

Source: ABC News Updated: 06/21/2015 1:31 PM Created: 06/20/2015 4:06 PM WDIO.com Two United Taconite employees were evacuated and checked by medical personnel Saturday morning as a precautionary measure after an exhaust fan in a lab there failed, according to a spokesperson for the company. On Sunday, Pat Persico, director of global communications for Cliffs, said both employees had been ...

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Police, Hazmat investigating Campbell marijuana operation

Source: WKBN27 News HMN – Grow rooms can be very dangerous to first responders and include IDLH atmospheres, High voltage, and booby traps. Be safe out there. See also Honey Oil Article CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – Campbell Police and a hazardous materials team are investigating what they say is a marijuana-growing operation in the city Monday evening. According to Campbell ...

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HazMat crews investigate fire at UCSD research lab

Source: FOX5 POSTED 6:29 AM, JUNE 22, 2015, BY BRODIE HART SAN DIEGO – Firefighters made quick work of a blaze at the Stein Clinical Research Building at UC San Diego Monday morning, San Diego Fire said. The fire started around 4 a.m. on the first floor of the research facility off of Gillman Drive when a paint shaker machine ...

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