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us_pa: Haz-Mat Team Called To Poultry Plant
EXETER TWP., Pa. -- Police,
firefighters, hazardous materials teams, and emergency management
officials descended on the Mehadrin Kosher Poultry Plant in Exeter
Township, Berks County Tuesday evening.
An ammonia leak forced the company to evacuate 125
workers just before 7:00 p.m.
people had to be taken to the hospital.
Company officials say there's only a limited amount of
ammonia on site.
cooling purposes," said Paul Bridges, a Mehadrin employee. "It's a
refrigerant. It's used to refrigerate fueling systems in the
Exeter Township issued a
cease and desist order last week saying the plant was discharging too
much waste water, but a judge lifted that order Monday.
us_in: Pair of raids lead to three methamphetamine arrests in
Clark County =BB Recent Local News =BB Evening News and
HENRYVILLE =97 The Clark
County Sheriff=92s Department closed two clandestine methamphetamine
labs and arrested three people, including a mother and son, in
Henryville on Monday for manufacturing the drug.
investigation led to the discovery of two separate labs that had been
operating off and on along the same street.
Investigators briefly searched both homes, but they had to
evacuate because the chemical odors were so strong that officers
reported experiencing temporary irritation of their respiratory systems.
They were all able to recover after going outside.
Indiana State Police Laboratory sent chemists and assistants to properly
package and dispose of the hazardous material. The materials to make
meth are considered extremely violent and combustible that specialists
are used to dismantle the labs.
Tanker Carrying Liquid Asphalt Overturns digtriad.com | Triad, NC | Most Popular
Denton, NC -- Crews are
working to control a hazard spill in Davidson County.
Department of Transportation say the tanker overturned about 7:10 am on
Highway 47 in Denton. They are treating the scene as a hazard
Davidson County communications said the call came in
as a reported liquid asphalt spill.
NC Highway Patrol say the
tanker did spill part of the load which ran off into a nearby creek. It
is estimated that 6,000 gallons of liquid asphalt spilled into the creek
but was contained to the area. A hazmat unit from Raleigh was called in
to treat the area.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what
caused the wreck, but say the driver was not seriously
As a detour, take NC-47 at Piedmont School Road to
Cranford Road to NC-49. Reverse if coming from NC-49.
us_or: U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigating fatal explosion
in Weleetka | KJRH.com
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has sent
investigators to a fatal explosion which happened April 14, 2010, at an
oil site in Weleetka. A 21-year-old member of the public died of burns
sustained in the explosion and fire.
The CSB is an independent
federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical
The agency's board members are appointed by the
president and confirmed by the Senate.
investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including
physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in
regulations, industry standards, and safety management
us_ut: Haz-mat scare at Salt Lake City
bus depot turns out to be cocaine |
CITY =97 A small vial containing an unknown white substance created a
scare at a bus depot Tuesday.
While employees were initially worried about possible
anthrax, hazardous materials crews determined the unknown substance was
A Utah Transit Authority employee Monday night was
going through a bus that had just parked for the evening at the UTA's
depot near 200 South and 600 West when a vial about half the size of a
pinky finger was found, said Salt Lake fire spokesman Mark
The employee put the vial in another bottle with the
intent of throwing it away. After talking with other employees and
thinking about it, however, UTA called emergency crews on
After conducting several field tests, Bednarik said
investigators determined the white powdery substance wasn't a lethal
disease but rather an illegal drug.
Services at the bus station
were not disrupted.
us_in: chemical spill adams county allen van wert
Chemical spill affects 3
Hazmat situation in Allen,
Adams, and Van Wert Co
ADAMS CO. (WANE)-- - Hazmat crews worked a chemical
spill that spaned three counties. The spill happened near the Adams and
Allen county lines and the Ohio and Indiana state line. Van Wert county
was the one affected in Ohio.
A semi carrying a tank full of chemical fertilizer
lost its load on Wednesday evening. The chemical leaked onto the road
and into a nearby creek.
were able to clean up the mess on the roadway. They built a dike in the
ditch to make sure the chemical containing nitrogen didn't flow down
stream. The water supply was not affected by the spill.
from Monroeville, Decatur, and Van Wert were on the
us_ny: Ammonia Leak Sends Two to
CHEEKTOWAGA, NY (WKBW) -- A
small ammonia leak at Allied Frozen Storage on Broadway in Cheektowaga
sent two employees to ECMC Tuesday morning.
Officials say two men were doing maintenance on a coolant line
when 75 pounds of Anhydrous Ammonia leaked out and spilled on the two
Both were taken to ECMC and
treated for respiratory problems, and one of the workers suffered minor
Thirty employees were
evacuated as cleanup crews wearing hazmat suits cleaned and ventilated
Fire officials are crediting
the company's quick response for keeping a bad situation from becoming
us_la: Search for 11 missing workers in
oil rig explosion will go through the night
More than 20 hours after an oil rig exploded and
caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard was prepared to
search through the night Wednesday for 11 missing workers as
firefighters battled a raging blaze fueled by crude oil gushing from the
rig about 50 miles southeast of Venice.
Seventeen workers, including three with critical
injuries, were taken by helicopters to hospitals across the region after
the Tuesday night explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which had 126
crewmembers onboard, the Coast Guard said.
Adrian Rose, a vice president for Transocean Ltd., the
Swiss company that owns the rig, described the injuries as burns, broken
legs, smoke inhalation, "and a lot of scratches and bruises from people
scrambling to get away."
Ninety-eight rescued workers were on vessels expected to
reach Port Fourchon on Wednesday night to be reunited with anxious
family members gathering there.
us_pa: Chemical reaction blamed for Marjol site
A chemical reaction between
rainwater and pelletized lime near hay bales apparently touched off a
small weekend fire at the Marjol Battery site in Throop, a spokeswoman
The fire was quickly extinguished by Throop
firefighters, and no lead-contaminated materials were involved, said
Lisa Ayers of Advanced GeoSciences, which represents site owner Gould
Borough Fire Chief Eric Hartshorn said firefighters
who responded Saturday about 3 a.m. found some hay bales burning, with
the flames threatening an excavator. The fire was put out before it
spread to the machinery.
The fire occurred "nowhere near" the containment area
where lead-contaminated soil and battery casings have been consolidated
as part of the site cleanup, Chief Hartshorn said.