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HAZMAT spill causes major delays on I-95 South

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A fuel spill from a vehicle crash on I-95 South at mile marker 77 in Richmond has traffic backed up nearly two miles.  Motorists can expect major delays due to the accident. Currently, there is a two-mile backup. The crash occurred around 11:25 a.m. when an oil truck, which was being towed, overturned. There were no injuries. ...

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Hazmat responds after parcel from ISIS sent to Richmond Times-Dispatch

Source: WTVR RICHMOND, Va. — Late afternoon Richmond Fire and hazmat responded to the Richmond Times-Dispatch after a threatening parcel arrived at the city building. A parcel was sent to the building, addressed from ISIS, according to Chris Armstrong with the Richmond Fire Department. An employee took the parcel outside and contacted 911. The parcel had a picture of Osama ...

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Crews working to cleanup spill at 2 Chesterfield schools

According to WRIC News in VA: Crews are working to clean up a spill at two schools in Chesterfield County. Lt. Jason Elmore with Chesterfield Fire says a non-toxic adhesive from the track at Manchester High School is running off into a nearby creek behind the football field. The spill is also affecting Bailey Bridge Middle School, near the Brandermill ...

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Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall

Source/reposted: NPR.org  BRAKKTON BOOKER A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and school officials say the room is directly linked to the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, who helped design the building. The “chemical hearth,” which dates back to the 1820s, is thought to be one of ...

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Possible Meth Lab in Chesterfield VA

According to CBS 6 in Chesterfield VA: Police and firefighters investigated a suspected methamphetamine lab. Investigators responded to a home in the 2700 block of Brampton Way, near the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Cogbill Road, just around 9:30 a.m. Monday. The neighborhood is near the Richmond/Chesterfield border, about a block away from a BP gas station. Law enforcement ...

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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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HazMat Heroes: Lynchburg’s Hazardous Materials Team – ABC13

Source: ABC13 By Suri Crowe WSET.com – ABC13 Lynchburg, VA.- The response to the ammonia spill Wednesday at the Westover Dairy went by the book according to Lynchburg’s Fire Department and its Hazardous Materials Team. But that’s not always the case. Ammonia in the smallest of doses can burn the hairs off your nose and in industrial size doses-it can ...

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