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us_in: Pot of meth causes minor explosion outside
Elkhart County home
started as simple questioning turned into a minor explosion and three
people in custody Tuesday night.
It happened around 11 p.m.
Officers with the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department visited a house in
the 1000-block of Evans Street. Police had gotten complaints on the
house from neighbors about illegal drug use.
scene, officers say the people inside the house tried to run, throwing a
pot of cooking meth into the yard. It exploded and two people tried to
"The one subject ran down along the bank and actually
tried to jump into the river, and the officers got him and got him into
custody before he got too far in the river,=94 said Mike McHenry of the
Elkhart County Sheriff=92s Dept. =93The other subject ran down the
street and the Elkhart city officers responded to the scene and picked
him up on the way in by information that was put out on the
US_LA: Explosion at International Paper
Explosion at International
CULLEN, LA (KSLA) - Five fire departments had to
respond to an explosion at the International paper Mill Tuesday night.
That explosion happened around 8:50pm in Cullen, LA.
Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton tells KSLA News 12 that some conveyer belts
caught on fire.
There were initial reports of an explosion, but
they're wondering if the explosion was caused by some chemical barrels
near the conveyer belts.
He also says that there was minimal damage reported
and no injuries.
US_WA: Imperium plant back in business
Imperium plant back in business
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 2:11 PM PST
Imperium Renewables announced today that it has
completed repairs and restarted production at its Grays Harbor Biodiesel
plant, which had paused production after a glycerin tank exploded in
The company halted production after a chemical
reaction over-pressurized a mixing tank, causing an explosion at the
Hoquiam biodiesel plant on Dec. 2, 2009.
us_nc: 8,000-gallon chemical spill contained
WELCOME - Hazardous-materials crews averted a
potential disaster yesterday morning when they quickly contained a
chemical spill from a tanker that overturned on N.C. 150, authorities
The wreck occurred near the banks of Reedy Creek. The
ground near the creek soaked up some of the 8,000 gallons of hazardous
chemicals that spilled from the tanker, which was making a delivery to a
business along the highway, said Doug Lowe, Davidson County's
The Arcadia Fire Department quickly used a long pipe
with a fiber net that absorbed much of the remaining chemicals, Lowe
said. That device also acted like a dam to prevent the chemicals from
reaching the creek.
us_mo: Firefighters at I-44 hazmat case say they learned from
recent exercise on Pulaski County Daily News
Firefighters at I-44 hazmat case say they learned from
Less than a week after a misstep in a training
exercise =93killed=94 an entire duty shift of Waynesville firefighters,
members of that same shift responded with extra caution Tuesday evening
to a report of a 20-pound bag of suspicious powder found by state
troopers on Interstate 44.
Missouri Department of Transportation personnel had
found a large bag with a powdery substance near mile marker 168; in the
process of pulling it off the roadway, the bag opened up and a large
amount of the substance had dispersed into the environment. Suspecting
possible narcotics, a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol
responded, tested the substance, and became seriously concerned when the
preliminary testing didn=92t show it was an illegal drug but also didn=92t
show what it was.
ASSE Wants Control Banding in OSHA=92s Hazmat Communications
Standard | EHS Today
Garman, CSP, an American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) professional
member and chair of the ASSE Global Hazard Communications (GHS) Task
Force, testified on March 5 at OSHA=92s public hearing on a proposed
rule to align the agency=92s Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) with
the United Nation=92s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and
Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Garman said ASSE supports the goals of the
proposed rule, and urged that control banding (CB) be included in the
standard and that the standard be finalized soon.