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What was green slime leaking onto Fairmont Avenue in Jersey
The state is investigating
illegal chemical dumping in Jersey City after the fire department's
hazmat unit was called to deal with a puddle of a green, acrid-smelling
liquid on Fairmount Avenue yesterday morning.
Jersey City Municipal Utility Authority workers
discovered 18 drums in the middle of a lot at 352 Johnston Ave. around
At least one of the drums
was leaking a green liquid, which hasn't been identified, down the back
of the lot onto Fairmount Avenue, said state Attorney General spokesman
After an initial response by
the city's hazmat unit, the incident was taken over by the environmental
crime section of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Aseltine
A mound of sand was placed
in front of a sewer on Fairmount to prevent the foul-smelling liquid
from going down the drain. Someone dropped the drums at the lot over the
weekend and the state has hired a contractor to remove them, Aseltine
us_ny: Crews work to clean up chlorine
spill in Taberg
TABERG, N.Y. (WKTV) - Hazmat
crews are working to clear up a chlorine spill at the Oneida City Water
to 911 dispatchers, they received word of the spill around 3:30 Tuesday
Several crews have been
called in for backup.
911 calls went out to everyone who lives within a 2 mile radius of the
water treatment plant on Glenmore Road. You are asked to keep your doors
and windows closed while the spill is mopped up. This is in effect until
Keep checking WKTV.com for the latest
us_ga: Fuel spill closes Cobb roads near Marathon oil
The Cobb County Fire
Department's hazardous materials team was sent to the Marathon Oil depot
near Powder Springs Monday morning after a pump malfunctioned, sending
about 1,500 gallons of fuel into nearby drainage
The Cobb County Fire Department's hazardous materials
team was sent to the Marathon Oil Powder Springs Terminal Monday morning
after a pump malfunctioned, sending about 1,500 gallons of fuel into
nearby drainage ditches.
incident happened about 7:30 a.m., and by 8:30, the leaking fuel had
been stopped, according to fire department spokeswoman Denell
Boyd told the AJC that with Monday's heavy rain, "our
concern was the fuel getting into creeks."
Containment booms were put in the drainage ditches, and a
private clean-up crew was on the scene late Monday morning removing the
spilled fuel. She didn't know if any fuel had reached nearby
us_fl: WSVN-TV - Lanes now open after
WESTON, Fla. (WSVN) -- Lanes
on US 27 have reopened after an overturned tractor trailer halted
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue and BSO units responded to
the scene in the area of southbound US Highway 27, near the entrance
ramp to south Interstate 75 at around 8:00 a.m.,
Reportedly, the driver of the truck was headed to
Miami from Tampa, but took the US 27 exit ramp too sharply. As a result,
the truck skidded about 500 feet before it stopped on
Southbound traffic on US 27 came to a stop as crews
tried to upright the truck. BSFR HazMat units immediately contained an
oil and bleach leak after the accident.
crews treated the driver on the scene before he was airlifted to Broward
General Medical Center with non-life-threatening
us_ca: Chemical spill on Ramon injures
An ambulance responded to a
multi-vehicle accident at Varner and Ramon roads in Thousand Palms this
The crash was reported at 8:10 a.m. on Varner Road
near Manufacturing Road, said Capt. Fernando Herrera of the Riverside
County Fire Department.
All lanes of Varner Road between Manufacturing and
Ramon roads were closed for several hours as a hazardous materials team
cleaned up the spill, Herrera said.
One lane was reopened around
noon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
us_md: Maryland: Chemical reaction bombs set off in Washington
HAGERSTOWN =97 The Maryland
State Fire Marshal=92s office investigated an incident in which a
Hagerstown-area woman heard explosions and later discovered two exploded
chemical reaction bombs in her yard, the fire marshal=92s bomb squad
said in press release.
The incident happened at 11514 Greenberry Road. The
homeowner said she heard two explosions overnight Saturday night, but
dismissed them as fireworks, the release said. The two exploded bombs
were found in her yard Sunday morning.
explosions did not damage the home or its contents, the release
The state fire marshal=92s office collected evidence
and personnel were investigating the incident.
03 MAY 10
Ammonia spill closes NoCal highway for hours
YUBA CITY, Calif.=97A tanker truck crashed and spilled
its cargo of toxic ammonia, forcing the closure of Highway 99 in Sutter
County south of Yuba City for several hours.
Capt. Jim Young of the California Highway Patrol says
a the truck flipped onto its side Sunday afternoon when the driver tried
to turn off the highway on to Nicolaus Avenue.
The crash ruptured a tank and it spewed aqueous
ammonia onto the road shoulder.
Authorities closed the roadway in both directions while a
hazmat team worked to clean the spill. The highway reopened late Sunday
Young says 62-year-old
driver wasn't hurt.
us_md: Crews Work to Repair Main After Gas Leak
Crews are on the scene of a natural gas leak at the
Dundalk Marine Terminal.
It happened at around 12:40 p.m. at the terminal
located in the 2700-block of Broening Highway at the Port of
Fire officials say a contractor using a backhoe to dig
a trench struck a 4 inch natural gas main.
were no injuries reported as a result.
BGE is on
the scene and have begun digging around the broken main to start the
us_ga: Fire damages chemical plant
DALTON =97 No one was injured Sunday afternoon when a
fire broke out at a chemical plant off Abutment Road in Dalton,
Just after 1 p.m., 911 began receiving calls from
several people who reported hearing explosions coming from the Polystar
Chemical plant at 206 Brookhollow Industrial Blvd., an operator said. No
one was in the building when the fire began, fire officials
Dalton Fire Chief Bruce Satterfield said around 6 p.m.
that officials had not yet begun to investigate the cause of the
=93Things are just now cooling down,=94 he said. =93I
don=92t know how much they=92ll even (investigate)
is a 5-year-old company headquartered in Dalton that produces =93a full
line of materials for epoxy systems,=94 according to the company=92s
=93Our core chemistries are amine and epichlorodhydrin based, and so our
key products are hardeners, diluents, adducted resins and related
surfactants,=94 the website states.
02 MAY 10
Hazmat Situation in Brown County
p.m., Hazmat Crews were called to an area of the Straight Creek in Brown
County. There had apparently been a chemical spill at a company called
Landmark off U.S. 68 near Gooselick Road in Jefferson Township.
on the scene said it appears a herbicide got into the creek. There were
a couple of inches of foam on the creek.
Environmental Protection Agency was called to the scene. They're warning
livestock owners in the area not to let their animals near Straight
Creek from Route 125 south to the Ohio River.
still not clear what caused the spill. The incident remains under
01 MAY 10
HazMat called to Humboldt Park fire
was injured in a fire Thursday afternoon in which a HazMat response was
called to a factory in the West Side Humboldt Park
The Level 1 HazMat was called to a fire at 976 N.
Kilbourne Ave., Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor
At 1:49 p.m., a working fire broke out in a paint
spray booth in a factory at that address which summoned the HazMat
response, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe
There were no injuries, he said.
us_il: John Deere shut down when powdery white substance is
found - WQAD
John Deere shut down when
powdery white substance is found
MOLINE, IL - Operations at a
John Deere plant in Moline came to an abrupt halt Friday afternoon after
an envelope covered in a powdery white substance was discovered in the
facility's mail room. Emergency crews determined the substance was not
hazardous, but not before it left a big impact on those
crews from Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, the Arsenal, Quad City
Airport and Bettendorf set up a decontamination bath to prepare for the
worst, a biological agent. They called in the FBI and hazmat crews
suited up to test the powder, while 100 employees anxiously waited to
get an all clear. Crews used a kit to test for protein, if the substance
had contained protein, it would be considered
us_ut: 1 to hospital after chemical
exposure at Utah base
FORCE BASE, Utah =97 Officials say an Air Force lieutenant sought
medical attention after reporting he had been exposed to a chemical odor
at Utah's Hill Air Force Base.
lieutenant was treated and released at a clinic Friday for a headache he
thought might have been caused by hydrazine, which is commonly used in
alternative fuels for F-16s.
military spokesman says tests found no traces of
Initial reports said as many
as 25 people may have been exposed to a chemical. Base spokesman Richard
Essary says 25 civilian contractors were at the work site, but only one
complained of symptoms.
workers were digging a trench for fire hydrants in an industrial area of
The cause of the reported
odor remained under investigation late Friday.