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us_ks: Reported spill in Malott Hall just water
A reported chemical spill in Malott Hall on the KU
campus turned out to be just water.
crews and a Hazmat unit were dispatched to the scene, 1251 Wescoe Hall
Drive, after reports of the spill came in just before 2 a.m.
An individual inside the
building had reported a chemical with an odor was leaking from a
container onto the floor. The building was evacuated about 2:01
Crews searched the
seven-story building and discovered the spill on the fifth
KU Police Sgt. Gary Wieden
said the liquid that had collected on the floor turned out to be water
that had accumulated under a chemical container.
Suspicious container closes Beckman Road
Beckman Road was closed for almost two hours Wednesday
while Lodi firefighters investigated a container of suspicious
Final test results are still
pending, but they believe the container held herbicide and likely fell
off a truck, said Lodi Fire Battalion Chief Ron Heberle. But strict
state laws regarding hazardous materials required a full investigation,
including plastic suits with air masks. Volunteer police Partners were
called to close the road just south of Lodi Avenue around 10:15 a.m.
Meanwhile, off-duty firefighters were called in to help staff stations
and deal with the incident.
process must be documented, and the state will levy large fines if all
paperwork is not correct, he said. The road was reopened around noon,
and all fire personnel finally left around 1:30 p.m., Heberle said. The
herbicide was stored inside another sealed container and will be
transported to a certified disposal site.
Chemical spill snarls up traffic
An overturned chemical-transport truck spilled
industrial lubricant onto eastbound Interstate 96 near Pleasant Valley
Road on Wednesday, leading emergency crews to close the expressway in
both directions during the afternoon and into the evening
Police and firefighters
believed the leaking chemical was potentially
Officials at the scene
Wednesday were not sure what caused the accident, which also involved a
passenger car, or how the semitruck overturned. The driver of the truck
was hospitalized; the other motorist was not injured.
The truck carried 70 55-gallon drums of an industrial
lubricant called Mono-Lube 3004, produced by Chem-Trend LP of Howell,
which was determined at the scene to be a "hazardous substance of
explosive nature," according to Sgt. Mark Thompson from the Brighton
post of the Michigan State Police.
us_mn: Crews Clean Up Gas
=46rom Overturned Tanker Truck
A tanker truck filled with 87 hundred gallons of
gasoline rolls over on Highway 99 early this morning.
...The rollover trapped Tschida and caused tiny cracks
in the tank... cracks that were quickly filled by fire officials once
they arrived on scene.St. Peter Asst. Fire Chief Mike McCarthy says,
"plugged the tank, got the leak contained first, pretty much stopped it
to a trickle then we got that individual out."((SU))When responding to
rollovers like this one... in order to prevent further disaster crews
first have to contain where the oil is coming from, then they have to
drill holes in order to siphon out the hazardous material and then the
pumping begins.MnDot HazMat Specialist Michael Ritchie says, "not safe
to roll the truck over while there is still product in it because the
tank is made out of aluminum and could rip open and could have a
catastrophic release rather than a small release."
Slime Backs Traffic Up On Cambria County Highway
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Drivers on Route 22 in
Cambria County reported seeing a green-colored slime on the road
It turns out that a tanker
truck leaked a small amount of hydrochloric acid near Dishong Mountain
Road, officials said.
Volunteers from the Jackson Township Fire Departmentand
Hazmat crews said they threw some sand on the spill and had it cleaned
up in a few hours.
to hazmat crews, had it not been for recent rain, the situation could
have been worse. Pavement damage and health problems could have resulted
on a dry, warm day, they said.
tanker truck eventually pulled over and was repaired.