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I-10 eastbound remains closed at Rayne exit
DUSON, LA (KPLC) - State Police say I-10 eastbound
remains closed this afternoon at the Rayne exit. Earlier this morning,
an 18-wheeler carrying a hazardous material overturned on I-10 near
Eastbound traffic on I-10 continues to be diverted at
Rayne onto LA 35 south, U.S. 90 east, then LA 95 north to I-10, where
traffic is allowed back onto Interstate 10.
say it is still unknown when the clean-up will be complete and the
Crews continue to clear the scene. Troopers say the
leaking corrosive chemical is ethyleneamine. The State Police HAZMAT
Team is on the scene. A firm from Port Allen has been working to
transfer the hazardous material to another tanker.
us_il: Semi flips on Eisenhower, spills non-dangerous pool
hazmat-trained officer was on the scene Tuesday morning of an overturned
semitrailer that spilled gallons of pool cleaning pellets onto the
shoulder of the Eisenhower Expressyway near west suburban
Fire and rescue crews were also on the scene with the
hazmat-trained officer, which Illinois State Police Elgin District
Trooper Darren Love said is standard for accidents involving commercial
While technically a hazardous material, the pellets
are not considered dangerous in their solid firm, the trooper
A semitrailer carrying unidentified materials flipped
onto its side about 5:35 a.m. on the Eisenhower (I-290) near the South
Wood Dale Road underpass, Love said.
The semitrailer was carrying
pool cleaning chemical pellets in 5-gallon drums, according to
us_il: Potential hazmat situation
A hazardous materials leak
in Wilmette last week flowed into the sewer system and threatened to
pollute the area's water supply.
About 75 gallons of diesel
fuel spilled in front of a home at 7:24 a.m. May 12 on the 200 block of
The Wilmette Fire Department responded to the leak
and, along with a private contractor, cleaned the site over a five-hour
span, according to Fire Chief James Dominik.
truck was dropping off materials at a home that was being built at 225
15th St.," Dominik said. "The truck was pulling out and there was a
fence post ... on the ground. As it ran over it, it pierced the diesel
His team estimated that 25 to 30 gallons of fuel got
into the sewer system.
"There's a risk of it possibly igniting, which is more
difficult with diesel fuel, but it's more about the damage to the water
in the water system," Dominik said.
us_il: Unknown chemical substance dumped into Fox
St. Charles, IL =E2=80=94An
unknown chemical substance was dumped into the Fox River in South Elgin
on Saturday evening.
At 5:27 p.m. on May 15, the South Elgin Police
Department responded with the South Elgin Fire Protection District to a
creek near the 1100 block of North LaFox Street for a report of white
foam floating into the Fox River.
officers located persons from a business in the 600 block of Sundown
Road pouring an unknown substance into the sewer system. The two
subjects were ordered to cease their activities and were transported to
the South Elgin Police Department for questioning.
Elgin Fire Protection district took necessary steps to stop any further
flow of the substance into the river.
Chlorine Leak Shuts Down Beacon Street Near Boston
(WBZ) =E2=80=95 The truck
belongs to Airgas East out of Salem, New Hampshire -- a company that
specializes in chemical transport.
A chlorine leak shut down part of Beacon Street
located behind Boston College Tuesday afternoon, and forced the
evacuation of two college buildings.
According to the Boston Fire Department, a truck
carrying a cylinder of the chlorine gas was pulled over on Beacon Street
when the leak was reported.
belongs to Airgas East out of Salem, New Hampshire =E2=80=93 a company
that specializes in chemical transport.
Fire officials said the driver of the 24-foot Airgas company box truck
had just delivered 10, 150-pound tanks of chlorine for water
purification in Watertown.
He was making deliveries of other gases on the Boston
College campus when he opened the door and smelled an
Following procedure, a
spokesperson with Airgas told WBZ the driver immediately closed the back
of the truck and reported the leak.
transportation leak chlorine response
Report: Water, foam caused explosion that killed St.
Anna firefighter | fdlreporter.com
| Fond du Lac Reporter
=E2=80=94 The Dec. 29 explosion that killed St. Anna firefighter Steven
Koeser and injured eight others occurred when firefighters directed
streams of water and suppressant foam onto a burning trash
The state Department of Justice Fire Marshal=E2=80=99s
Office and the Calumet County Sheriff=E2=80=99s Department said Tuesday
that the trash bin contained aluminum alloy shavings and 55-gallon steel
barrels of aluminum oxide dross, or slag.
origin of the fire in the open-top trash bin at Bremer Manufacturing
Co., a Town of New Holstein foundry that makes aluminum sand castings,
was found to be undetermined...
Thome told investigators he
saw an 18-inch "cherry red=" hotspot at the base of the
trash bin. Using a ladder to look inside the bin, he noticed one barrel
that appeared to be very hot and saw sparks coming from aluminum
shavings and other materials that were burning.
Chemical flash fire in Edmonton lab injures employee
EDMONTON =E2=80=94 A flash chemical fire at an
southeast Edmonton laboratory put one man in hospital with burns
A Maxxam Analytics Petroleum Technology Centre
employee was transferring a solvent called toluene at about 2:30 p.m.,
when the chemical caught fire, burning his face.
crews arrived at lab, near 67th Avenue and 50th Street, to find that the
building=E2=80=99s sprinkler system had put the fire
The injured Maxxam Analytics employee was described by
the lab=E2=80=99s general manager as a longtime employee in his
The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before
he was driven to hospital.
us_pa: Chemical scare: 'Complete lockdown' snarls
An emergency response to two
suspected containers of hazardous materials scrambled the rush hour for
returning New York City bus commuters, forced the evacuation of some
Mount Pocono buildings and paralyzed businesses Monday
Police and emergency personnel evacuated the
businesses on Fork Street, as well as those on the area of Route 611
between both ends of the Fork Street half-loop following the discovery
of two containers thought at first to contain sodium hydroxide. Someone
had found the five-gallon plastic containers, with a chemical that
possibly had spilled, in the parking lot between the Mount Pocono
Professional Center office building and the eye doctor's office on Fork
"It looks like someone didn't know what to do with
these two containers and illegally left them in this parking lot
sometime over the weekend," said Deputy Director Bruce Henry of the
Monroe County Emergency Management Agency.
us_nj: HazMat teams handle incident in Toms
TOMS RIVER =E2=80=94 After
employees saw a cloud of smoke coming from a container at the Toms River
Township Recycling Convenience Center, officials from different
departments worked together to handle a hazardous materials
According to Sam Seaman, district chief for Toms
River Fire District 1, at 8:30 a.m. Monday the Silverton Fire Company
was dispatched to a possible HazMat incident at the Church Road location
because a cloud of grayish-white smoke was coming from one of the
containers of miscellaneous trash in the yard.
a.m., the first two-man team entered the "hot zone," in complete
protective equipment and began pulling trash out of the container.
Seaman said they found several bottles of old pool chemicals, and one of
the plastic bottles was cracked. The cracked container was isolated from
the other bottles of chemicals and the team left the area about 10:15
a.m. The leaking bottles were identified as pH+, a pool
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