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us_tn: Meth lab
On Thursday afternoon the Benton County Sheriff=92s
Office received a tip that somebody was cooking methamphetamine on
Lankford Arnold Road. Investigators Rickey Pafford, Bryan Allen, and
Lieutenant Jason Lowery arrived at 1115 Lankford Arnold Road where Baker
Shawn Hardin allegedly met them at their vehicle. According to reports,
while Pafford and Lowery talked to Hardin, Allen went to the door and
obtained permission to search from Marlene Williams, the property
As Hardin walked with officers to a brown outbuilding
located on the property, he allegedly told the officers he did not have
the keys to the building.
Officers stated they could smell a strong chemical
smell in the area of the building.
Geneva hospital building evacuated
office building at Delnor Hospital in Geneva was evacuated Tuesday after
a "minor" hazardous materials spill, firefighters said.
injuries were reported in the incident, which happened around 12:19 p.m.
at 351 Delnor Drive, when a nurse practitioner bumped into a container
of formaldehyde, spilling about 2 ounces, hospital and fire officials
"Following the correct procedure, she left the room,
put a towel under the door, evacuated the office and called the fire
department," Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Koster said.
spokesman Brian Griffin said about 100 people were evacuated from 16
medical offices in the building.
Koster said people were
allowed back in about two hours later, after a hazardous materials team
cleaned up and investigated.
"It was a relatively minor spill," Koster said. "But
until we get it assessed and know what we're dealing with, we err to the
side of safety."
us_wi: Chemical explosion at Oconomowoc resort sent over 30
people to hospitals | Employment Law | JusticeNewsFlash
Oconomowoc, WI=97A chemical explosion at Olympia
Resort and Conference Center left an employee with multiple fractures
and minor burns Tuesday morning, March 16, 2010. The worker was
reportedly mixing chlorine with another chemical while in the laundry
room of the resort, prompting the blast. As a safety precaution, over
thirty people, including other employees, police officers and fire
rescue personnel also reported to area hospitals after the incident. The
resort is located on the 1300 block of Royale Mile Road, according to
information provided by the
from the Oconomowoc Police Department reported that at approximately 9
a.m., an unidentified female employee was in the laundry room, located
in the basement of the resort, mixing chlorine and another chemical when
the explosion occurred.
us_oh: Chemical spill shuts down road, sends four to
HAMILTON TWP. =97
Authorities said a leaking compressed gas tank late this afternoon,
March 16, caused a road to shut down and four firefighters to need
Twp. Fire Chief Mark Greatorex said the tank was leaking sulfur dioxide
which caused noxious, malodorous smoke and vapor to emanate from a
storage building at the former gun powder factory, now known as the
Kings Mills Commerce Park, 1409 Grandin Road.
Firefighters initially responded at 5:11 p.m. By 8:20
p.m., the area was secure, according to a witness at the scene. Grandin
Road reopened around 9 p.m.
Cincinnati area hazardous materials team responded at about 5:25 p.m.
after firefighters determined there was no fire and that the source of
the smoke appeared to be chemical.
us_ca: More Fines For UCLA
additional $97,000 in fines for lax laboratory safety practices has been
assessed against the University of California, Los Angeles, by a state
The school's department of chemistry and biochemistry
has been under scrutiny since a Dec. 29, 2008, laboratory fire led to
the death of chemistry researcher Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji (C&EN,
Aug. 3, 2009, page 29). The California Division of Occupational Safety
& Health (Cal/OSHA) investigated the incident and fined the
university $31,875 in May 2009 (C&EN, May 11, 2009, page
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is
also now reviewing the Sangji case to decide whether to file criminal
charges against the university or any of its employees.
15 MAR 10
Woman found dead in Oxford with toxic chemicals nearby
OXFORD, N.C. =97 Hazmat crews responded to an Oxford
home late Sunday and evacuated nearby homes after a woman's body was
found in a car with toxic chemicals on a seat near her.
Family members called authorities to 107 Hazelwood
Court at about 10 p.m., where the car was parked behind the house.
Oxford Police Chief John Wolford said a chemical mixture was on the seat
near the body of Phillita Harris, 35.