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30 APR 10
HAZMAT scare evacuates Roane County community
ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - A Roane County
community was evacuated Thursday evening due to a hazardous materials
Roane County authorities confirmed the incident
started around 6:00 p.m. when a man called 911 about some suspicious
canisters he had found in the 400 block of Poland Hollow Road in
details were released about the incident, though neighbors told
Volunteer TV News that the man punctured one of the tanks to drain it,
and was apparently overcome by chlorine fumes escaping from the
He was transported to the hospital for a
Crews from the Roane County Sheriff=92s Department,
Harriman Police Department and Roane County Emergency Management Agency
were called to the scene, set up roadblocks along Poland Hollow Road and
evacuated a half-mile area around the canisters.
officials lifted part of the evacuation order around early Thursday
night and expected to be finished at the scene by 12:00 a.m.
29 APR 10
india: Fire damages Wockhardt's unit at
MUMBAI: A fire at
pharmaceutical major Wockhardt=92s Rs 300-crore Ankleshwar facility
damaged one of its six manufacturing plants. It will take six months to
recommission the unit, a company spokesman said.
A person familiar with the development said the fire
was caused by hazardous chemical leakage. Wockhardt manufactures
pharmaceutical ingredients to make its own drug formulations, which it
sells in the US, India and other markets. This integrated manufacturing
process helps the company increase its margins compared with peers, who
buy active pharmaceutical ingredients and then make
us_mi: Man, 21, seriously injured in Taylor garage
Taylor -- A 21-year-old
resident is hospitalized today with serious injuries to his face
following an explosion in a garage Tuesday night, according to the
Taylor Police Department.
preliminary investigation points to chemical materials used to make
homemade fireworks as the possible cause of the explosion, police
Taylor Police and
firefighters were called to the explosion on the 25000 block of
Greenlawn Street about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Agents from the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were called in to
ATF agents seized materials to be
Two 14-year-old neighbors
who were visiting the home at the time of the explosion were treated at
area hospitals for injuries to their eyes and ears. Both teens are
expected to be fine.
australia: Fiery explosion of gas, chemical van causes chaos on
FIREFIGHTERS have rushed to
the Kwinana Freeway after a vehicle with gas bottles and chemicals on
board burst into flames just before midday.
crews were called to the southbound lanes of the freeway near the
Manning Road off-ramp at 11.40am after the driver called 000 for
It is understood that there are heightened safety
concerns, with reports that the vehicle was carrying hydrochloric acid
and other chemicals.
It is understood the driver was able to pull his
vehicle over to the emergency stopping lane and scramble to safety
before it was engulfed in flame.
canada: Hazmat on Broadway
Police closed down streets for a time Wednesday evening so they could
dispose of a potentially explosive chemical.
were notified by staff from a medical building at Broadway and Fir that
they had a small amount of picric acid that may have aged to the point
where it had become unstable. The Bomb Squad removed the acid from the
building and safely disposed of it.
Like TNT, picric acid is
explosive but can also be used in a variety of medical
There were no injuries.
us_mi: Goodwill Store Still Closed After Hazmat
BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. --
Emergency crews were called to the Goodwill in Bay County=92s Bangor
Township around noon Wednesday.
Responding authorities said two women inhaled some type of
powder from a canister.
City Fire Department hazardous materials team was at the scene for a
TV5 has learned numerous red
=93hazardous materials=94 bags were stacked near the
Authorities said the women,
both employees at Goodwill, opened a container and an unknown white
substance blew into the air.
store, located at K-Mart Plaza at the corner of Wilder and Euclid, was
shut down and investigators are still working to pinpoint what the
It=92s not clear how badly
injured the women were or when the store is scheduled to
28 APR 10
us_il: Fumes sicken 8 at Franklin Park packaging
Eight workers at a Franklin
Park salad-packaging plant were sickened from by fumes from a bad
mixture of cleaning solution Wednesday night.
Firefighters responded to the incident at the Midwest Fresh
Farms Express Company at 11010 Addison Street around 11 p.m., according
to Franklin Park fire chief David Traiforos.
evacuated the building because we believed initially there was a
chlorine leak," he said. "What we found was a drum with a bad mixture
just outside a work area that was close enough to workers to cause the
injuries," he said.
Eight workers who complained of respiratory problems
and eye irritation were transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood
and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, all apparently in good
"Our paramedics were overwhelmed by a number of
workers complaining, but no one was in serious condition," Traiforos
He said crews checked the building and determined
there was no residual chlorine, and allowed the workers to
us_co: Ethanol tanker spills load on
BRUSH - A tanker truck
carrying ethanol spilled part of its load Tuesday evening, causing
Interstate 76 to be shutdown for hours.
to Colorado State Patrol the road re-opened early Wednesday
State Patrol says the driver of the tanker was exiting
the highway near milepost 90 and lost control of the tanker truck which
ended up on its side.
Both directions of I-76 were closed from milepost 89
to 92 while HazMat teams worked on containing and clearing the
The driver was transported to Colorado Plains Medical
Center with minor injuries.
CSP is investigating the crash and charges are
27 APR 10
canada: U of T building reopened after hazardous
A U of T building has
reopened after it was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a potentially
hazardous chemical inside one of the school=92s research
Toronto Fire Capt. Mike Strapko said that just before
10 a.m., U of T staff found that a small quantity of an anhydrous acid,
about 100 grams, had dried out in a lab at the Banting Institute, a
medical research facility at 101 College St.
dried out, Strapko said, the chemical has the potential to become
unstable and is potentially hazardous. As a result, the building was
TTC buses were parked nearby to provide shelter for
staff and students.
The Toronto Fire hazardous materials technicians and
Toronto Police Emergency Task Force bomb squad attended the scene to
remove the chemical.
Strapko called the evacuation =93a precautionary
measure,=94 saying that the chemical likely wouldn=92t have become
unstable without an interfering measure, such as heat.
us_nj: Eight students, teachers sickened by fumes at North
Plainfield elementary school | - NJ.com
PLAINFIELD -- Eight students and teachers from East End Elementary
School in North Plainfield were taken to the hospital today after
chemical fumes spread through the second floor of the Oneida Avenue
school, officials said.
considered seriously ill, borough Fire Chief William Eaton
The fumes were attributed to
a chemical being used to unclog a drain on the second floor. Shortly
after a teacher fell ill, officials evacuated the 475-student school as
a precautionary measure. Students and teachers were taken to Hydewood
Park Baptist Church two blocks away.
after the evacuation, a few more students and teachers began to feel
ill, and ambulances from the borough rescue squad and Somerset Medical
Center took eight people to the medical center as a precaution, Eaton
us_il: Hazmat crew takes chemicals from
ROCKFORD =97 A Rockford Fire
Department Hazardous Materials crew has removed a large amount of
chemicals from the garage of a home in the 5000 block of Norwich Drive
near Brookview Elementary School.
Police said they noticed a
strong odor coming from the garage when they returned a man to the home
shortly after 10 a.m. The man is in police custody while police
determine what kind of chemicals were in the garage and why they were
Some of the chemicals removed from the garage were
corrosive and many were in unmarked containers, said District Chief
Residents in four or five neighboring homes were told
to stay inside, keep windows closed and keep pets inside, but no one was
evacuated from the area.
=93Whatever=92s there is not supposed to be in the
area,=94 said Rockford police Sgt. Dave Hooks.
us_ar: Tanker carrying ethanol overturns
MAMMOTH SPRING, AR (KAIT) --What could have been a
huge, possibly fatal fire or an enormous bio-disaster was prevented this
morning just outside Mammoth Spring.
A tanker truck carrying 75
hundred gallons of ethanol ran off Highway 63 South, rolled on its side
and began leaking.
us_tx: Coach falls ill due to chlorine leak at Lamar High School
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A high
school coach fell ill Monday afternoon due to a chlorine leak at the
According to HISD spokesperson Sarah Osbourne, early
in the afternoon, a coach at Lamar High School who helps maintain the
pool was having difficulty breathing due to a chlorine leak. HFD's
HazMat team was called to the school and capped the
The coach was taken to
Methodist Hospital to be checked out. No other students or staff was
affected by the leak. The pool is housed separately from the rest of the
us_tx: Fire Burns for Second
DALLAS - Hazmat crews are
keeping an eye on a major fire in southeast Dallas fire that can be seen
Flames broke out atop the McCommas Bluff landfill in
the 5100 block of Youngblood Road, near the interchange of I-20 and
I-45, around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Dallas Fire-Rescue says the
fire is under control, but continue to keep an eye on it, because of the
danger of methane gas, a natural byproduct of
It's not yet clear how the fire
us_mi: HAZMAT team sent to high
UNION CITY, Mich.
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Emergency responders were sent to the Union City
High School Tuesday.
Authorities say that they received a report that
phosphorous was spilled at the school around 9:00 am.
County dispatchers say that the spill was minor.
team responded. Streets around the school were shut down so that crews
could clean up the area.
were sent home early because of the incident.
Authorities at the school say that a chemistry teacher
dropped a jar of yellow phosphorous while preparing for a class
experiment. Yellow phosphorous is flammable when it is exposed to
Several students were in the room when the accident
happened. No one was injured. The teacher was taken to a hospital to be