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canada: Possible leak of hazardous chemical causes
emergency warning at U of A
Worries of a potentially dangerous chemical leaking at the
University of Alberta caused officials to issue its emergency broadcast
system as a warning. The system sent out text messages, e-mails, and
phone calls to warn of a potential danger on campus.
crews were called to the university Tuesday morning on a report of an
unconscious person at a residence in HUB Mall. The caller also reported
to emergency officials of a possible chemical on scene.
the first time I received this message. I was a bit confused about
whether I should trust it or not. Then it kept coming four times and I
realized something must be going on," said student Nazlee
Firefighters determined there was no danger to the
public. A deceased person was discovered by crews, but the individual's
cause of death is not being released.
us_il: Hazmat team determines substance was
CARY - An emergency
hazardous materials team was called to investigate suspicious material
found in a mailbox in front of a Cary home Monday.
substance in the mailbox was determined to be a harmless chemical from a
A Cary resident found the material in her mailbox at
55 Asbury Lane Monday afternoon. A Woodstock Fire Department hazardous
materials team was asked to respond about 2:30 p.m., Cary Fire
Department Lt. Tony Farina said.
The block near the home at
55 Asbury Lane briefly was closed to traffic as emergency crews
us_in: 1 Dead In Chemical Exposure Incident At IU
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- An
Indiana University spokesman says one person is dead following a
chemical exposure incident at a dormitory on the Bloomington
IU spokesman Larry MacIntyre says the person who was
found dead in a dorm room Tuesday afternoon at Willkie Residence Center
is believed to be a student.
He says the residence hall has been evacuated and the
coroner is on the scene, along with police and fire
MacIntyre says it's unclear how the person in the dorm
room died and he doesn't know what chemical was present in the
Monroe County Sheriff Major Mike Pershing told WTHR-TV
that he's confirmed with IU officials that police are investigating a
student suicide. Pershing says that campus police told him they found a
us: Deaths Draw Attention to Dangers of Oil
CARNES, Miss. =97 When an
oil tank exploded on a neighboring property early on the morning of
Halloween last year, Phillip White immediately raced through his house,
checking on his family=92s safety. But he could not find his 18-year-old
Investigators could not officially identify the cause
of the explosion, but a cigarette lighter was found at the site. Local
teenagers told the police that the unfenced, unguarded property and
other oil tank sites were popular hangouts for partying, shooting deer,
riding four-wheelers and smoking cigarettes.
months since the explosion, this tiny, oil-producing town in southern
Mississippi has turned its attention to raising public awareness and
lobbying for stricter safety regulations at oil tank sites. In the past
27 years, 42 teenagers and young adults have died in oil tank explosions
across the country, mostly in rural areas in the South and the West,
according to the United States Chemical Safety Board, a federal
china: Deadly chemical blast triggers
urgent factory inspections
Changping district government ordered a thorough inspection on all
companies and factories producing hazardous articles Tuesday after a
chemical explosion killed one person and injured at least 11 Sunday
A deadly blast occurred at the Duocai Printing Co.,
Ltd in Beiqijia township at around 6 pm Sunday. Preliminary
investigations showed that the explosion was caused by a chemical spill,
which caused a wall to collapse that killed a female worker and started
a fire covering 1,000 square meters. Xinhua reported 11 people were
injured, while some other media said that 17 were
Some workers said the female worker surnamed Liang,
was from Hebei Province. One of the injured was seriously burnt and was
treated in the ICU.
Police said the explosion was caused by human error,
but till now, no one in the plant has commented. The company has been
forced to close for an overhaul and its legal representative has been
called in for questioning.
us_or: Bomb squad destroys explosive acid at George
NEWBERG, Ore. -- Classes
were canceled until 5 p.m. Tuesday at George Fox University after a lab
official found a vial of picric acid that had dried out and posed an
explosive hazard to students and faculty, according to school
The picric acid was
discovered in an Edward-Holman Science Center lab around 9 a.m.,
according to information from the Newberg Police Department and from a
statement posted Tuesday morning on the George Fox University
When in its liquid form, picric acid is harmless,
according to school officials, but the acid had been allowed to dry and
hardened to a solidified state.
Police and fire departments
responded; a bomb squad recovered the vial and detonated it just after
Police said other vials were
also located in the building and bomb technicians would be destroying
those as well.
13 APR 10
Neighbors file class-action lawsuits following
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) -
Two class-action petitions have been filed after the massive explosion
in Denham Springs.
plaintiffs say the fire cut into their quality of life. Lawyers say some
of the people living down Eden Church Road, close to Coco Resources
Warehouse, have some valid claims, ranging from physical side effects to
being out of a home.
The explosions happened March 30. One of the petitions
was filed on the 31. It says one woman is suffering after inhaling fumes
from the fire. It also says another woman was forced to leave her home
for several days. It turns out, if lawyers can show the company was
negligent, these suits have grounds.
nz: Chemical building ablaze in Raglan
Chemical building ablaze in Raglan
APR 2010 7:40A.M.
building containing hazardous chemicals is ablaze in the Waikato town of
Raglan this morning.
Emergency services including a hazardous materials
unit are at the scene and more fire trucks are on the way from Hamilton
The warehouse contains a fibre glass yacht and a
number of chemicals.
No one is injured and the building is not threatening
any residential houses.