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Philippines: Chemical firm shuts down Pasig
Chemical firm shuts down
Under: Chemicals, Environmental Issues, Accidents
manufacturer CAWC Inc. has shut down its manufacturing plant in Pasig
City after a fire hit the facility on Thursday, leaving two workers
At the same time, the City Environment and Natural
Resources Office (Cenro) of Pasig City ordered CAWC=97a subsidiary of
publicly listed Chemical Industries of the Philippines Inc.
(Chemphil)=97to cease and desist from operating the plant and to stop
the demolition activities in the area.
suspects arrested after meth lab explodes at a Whitehaven
WHITEHAVEN (WREG-TV) - Two people are facing drug
charges after Memphis Police say they blew up a motel room. The pair was
trying to make meth, when the volatile drug mixture
It happened just before midnight Friday at the
America's Best Inn and Suites on Springbrook Avenue. That's just off
Brooks Road and Interstate 55 in Whitehaven.
australia: Work planned to remedy Bellevue
Almost a decade after one of
Australia's worst toxic fires, the West Australian Government has moved
to control the flow of contaminated water beneath the
In February 2001, a fire at a waste storage site in
Bellevue, east of Perth, caused chemical drums to explode and rain down
on nearby properties.
Firefighters, unaware of the chemicals in the fire,
drenched the blaze with water, which is now contaminated and has been
slowly moving towards the Helena River.
parliamentary inquiry, investigations costing $4 million, and years of
complaints from residents, the Environment Minister Donna Faragher has
announced the construction of a $3 million underground barrier to filter
the contaminated water.
us_ny: Two Suny East lab techs injured in a chemical
East Greenbush, N.Y.--Two
Suny East Lab technicials were injured when a test they were conducting
A Chemical Flash Fire broke out in the Albany
Molecular Building at 17 University Place at 10:18 a.m. Saturday says
Clinton Heights Assistant Fire Chief Seth Tracy.
says the chemical was a solvent called Diethyl-ether. The techs were
conducting a reaction test and the reaction they got was a flash
The building was evacuated and building employees were
able to contain the fire to the lab area called the Hood, while fire
Clinton Fire, Bruen rescue squad, Rensselaer Volunteer
Ambulance, Rensselaer County Hazardous Deconamination Teams were all
called to the scene.
The two lab techs were transported to Albany Medical
Center to be treated for chemical exposure and injuries that were
believed to be non-life threatening.
Indonesia: Fire still
burning at sandal factory in West Jakarta
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Fire-fighters were on Saturday
still unable to extinguish a blaze at a sandal factory on Jalan Kamal
Raya, West hajarta, which broke out last Thursday (March 11).
have deployed 22 fire trucks to put out the fire at the factory," Pardi,
a fire brigade officer, said here on Saturday.
the flames on top of the building were actually already under control
but chemical substances in the factory had reignited the fire.
to the police, four people were still known to be in the burning
"We received reports from four families saying their
relatives who had been working in the factory went missing after the
fire started," chief of criminal affairs at the Kalideres police
precinct Inspector Heru SY said.
Heru said the cause of the
fire was still unknown. Up till now, the factory`s management had
refused to make any comments about the incident. (*)
Brierley Hill leisure club evacuated following chemcial
TWO hundred people were
evacuated from a Brierley Hill gym this afternoon following a chemical
Emergency service crews were called to the David Lloyd
leisure club in Pensnett Road just after 1.15pm, after a chemical
reaction in the centre=92s swimming pool plant room.
ambulance and three fire crews from Brierley Hill and Stourbridge
attended the incident.
Two members of staff were treated at the scene by
paramedics for minor inhalation, while staff and emergency crews
evacuated all the centre users into a nearby conference
Police also sealed off the road in both directions
leading to the centre to contain the chemical reaction.
centre staff have confirmed the facility will be closed for the rest of
the day as a precautionary measure.
us_ca: Serious lab accident
at UCLA in 2007 was not reported
before a UCLA staff research assistant was fatally burned in a lab fire,
a graduate student was seriously injured in a similar accident that
university officials failed to report to state regulators, records
released Friday show.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and
Health this week fined UCLA $23,900 for the earlier incident, which
occurred in November 2007 -- 13 months before Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji
suffered burns that took her life and prompted a campuswide review of
lab safety. Cal/OSHA last year fined the university $31,000 in Sangji's
In addition, despite sweeping safety measures
announced in July, Cal/OSHA last month issued $67,700 in fines for
alleged violations that have occurred since Sangji died, records