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HazMat Called To Saint Elizabeth Hospital
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) =E2=80=95
team is on the scene of a compressed oxygen leak at Saint Elizabeth
Hospital Thursday afternoon.
A Level 1
HazMat team was called about 2:30 p.m. Thursday to 1431 N. Claremont
Ave., Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
precautionary call was for a possible leak to the compressed oxygen tank
to a tank outside in the parking lot of Saint Elizabeth Hospital,
injuries have been reported and no buildings are being evacuated,
us_ks: Mercury Spill Hits Fire-Damaged
Topeka (WIBW) - A hazmat
team was called Thursday to the scene of a Tuesday house
Authorities say a mercury spill brought them back to
735 SW Filmore.
It happened in the basement of the apartment home. A
mechanics tool that reportedly broke during the fire is likely to
The hazmat team checked the building for further
mercury contamination. They also checked the occupants' cars to make
sure they had not spread the mercury to other
The building's owner must now hire a private
contractor to clean up the spill, but Topeka Fire Department Division
Chief Jack Collie says the mercury is not at dangerous
Collie also says the spill is not a threat to
us_wa: Hazmat crew finds 'poisonous'
substance in Shoreline home
Fire hazardous materials crew was dispatched to Shoreline shortly before
1:30 p.m. after a white powdery substance and a threatening note were
reportedly found in a home at 17010 Dayton Ave. N.
Fire spokeswoman Melanie Granfors said the hazmat crew found a "toxic,
poisonous substance," but would not identify the powder. The hazmat crew
had not removed the substance as of 3 p.m.
construction crew cleaning out the recently vacated property was not
harmed by the substance, Granfors said. But an official on scene briefed
the workers on symptoms to look for from the substance.
of the house told seattlepi.com
photographer Joshua Trujillo that the former resident had recently been
asked to move out and may have left the note and substance
us_wa home unknown_chemical
us_sc: Unstable, explosive chemicals
removed from Voorhees College
SC (WIS) - A hazardous materials team had to remove 18 canisters of an
explosive chemical from Voorhees College, Denmark Fire Department
officials said Thursday.
"It's flammable, highly flammable, that's what's scary
about ether," National Environmental Management Service worker Fred
Ungaretta said about Diethyl Ether. "It's more flammable than
On Thursday, Ungaretta neutralized 18 canisters full
of the chemical at Voorhees College in Denmark. He said the chemical has
a one-year shelf life. DHEC believes the Canisters full of the chemical
were 25 years old.
"Over time it forms peroxides which are very
unstable," said Ungaretta. "Just turning the cap could cause it to
Ungaretta specializes in removing dangerous chemicals
from college campuses. It only took him an hour to do
Breland evacuated a daycare near by the college for
safety precautions, but some schools were still in
us_ga: Chemical fire leaves
Some of the Jackson County
volunteer firefighters who pulled up to the inferno at H. Wilson
Manufacturing Co. chemical plant last weekend had no idea what kind of
fire they were facing or what kind of flammable material was inside the
...It also forced
firefighters to evacuate 25 families from their homes the middle of the
night in case the smoke coming from the chemical plant proved
"Any company that has a
significant quantity of chemicals in the building is supposed to let us
know," Nichols said. "That way we know there's something in there before
we get there."
H. Wilson Manufacturing
never filed that paperwork, according to the state Environmental
company never had enough chemicals on hand at one time to require
filing, said owner David Wilson.
Something started a blaze in the plant's wet chemical
building, which makes veterinary additives for poultry feed,
disinfectants used in chicken houses and other
us_mi: No serious injuries reported in
chemical explosion at Lakeland Elementary School
TWP - Hamburg Police responded to a report of a chemical explosion
shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday at Lakeland Elementary School, 9501
Pettys Drive, in Hamburg Township. Preliminary reports indicate seven
injuries at the K-4 school, which is part of the Pinckney Community
School officials said paramedics were called to
Lakeland Elementary School as a precaution when a test tube broke during
a chemistry day experiment in a fourth grade class.
He said a
high school girl was demonstrating an experiment when a test tube burst,
and the chemical spilled on the girl and some of the elementary
students. According to one of the students in the class, the
experimenter was mixing gummy bears with a chemical to make them
"dance." All of the students involved were wearing proper goggles and
safety garments, and the six fourth-graders and one high-school student
suffered only minor abrasions and were treated on scene, according to
Hamburg Police Chief, Steve Luciano.