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situation at Franklin County water treatment plant
Emergency crews in Franklin County are dealing with
a hazmat situation.
currently on at the Water Treatment Plant where chlorine has leaked into
The chlorine is used to
treat the water but a leak inside the building itself could make the
chemical dangerous depending on the amount.
Hazmat teams have been on the scene since about 5:45
P.M. and continue to assess the spill.
us_ky: Georgetown Airport Closed
For About An Hour After Hazmat Scare
Georgetown airport was shut down about for about an hour Tuesday as
hazmat and EPA crews handled a potentially serious
The incident began when a cement
truck ran over a device containing radio active material. Hazmat and EPA
crews rushed to the scene after reports that a substance, called cesium,
might have been leaking from a device that measures the depth of
asphalt. The cement truck was working on the new runway and ran over the
device without knowing.
investigation, crews realized the cesium did not leak.
A couple flights were affected by the airport
us_ny: Crews rush to a hazmat scare in East
Crews rush to a hazmat scare in
East Greenbush Tuesday evening.
say a suspicious package was found in the UAlbany East campus on
University Heights in East Greenbush around 7 o'clock.
Crews from all over the area were called in, but it
turned out to be a false alarm.
told a high school student from the nearby Tech Valley High School had
left his science project in the grass, wrapped with a warning that no
one should touch it.
up the package and realized it was not a threat.
Chemical Fumes Lead to Evacuation at Millington Lucite
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Potentially
dangerous chemical fumes at the Lucite International plant near
Millington led to the evacuation of businesses and residences along
Highway 51 and Fite Road Tuesday morning.
Lucite plant, which is next to the Dupont plant, started fuming a vapor
mix of sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide, which reacts with moisture in
the air to create a dense sulfuric acid mist. Sulfur trioxide can be
harmful if ingested or inhaled, and can also cause skin and severe eye
irritation on contact.
Plant spokesman Tom Eubanks
said there was not a chemical leak, but referred to the situation as "a
fuming condition" as the sulfuric acid regeneration plant was started
The Shelby County Fire
Department and HAZMAT teams were called in to assist.
Several businesses along Highway 51 between Fite
Road and the Loosahatchie River in about a one mile radius were
evacuated until emergency crews safely cleared the scene.
spill at Gloucestershire electronics firm
Chemical spill at Gloucestershire electronics
There has been a chemical spill
at an electronics company in Gloucestershire.
The fire service was called to Ashchurch Business
Centre in Tewkesbury at about 2100 BST on Monday.
A spokesman from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue
Service said the chemical was used for copper etching on printed
No one was hurt and there was no
risk to people living nearby, he added. The Environment Agency advised
the company on how to dispose of the chemical.
Louisiana fishermen helping with oil spill report headaches,
Are chemical dispersants
affecting those involved with the Gulf oil spill cleanup? Some Louisiana
fishermen are reporting headaches, burning eyes and nausea, Fox News
Fisherman Gary Burris said he
got sick and disoriented after breathing in the dispersants used to
break up the oil, the story says. "It filled my lungs with fluid," he
said. "I'm hurting =97 I'm sore from coughing."
Riki Ott, a marine toxicologist who's heard from
other fishermen with similar symptoms, said illness can result from
overexposure to crude oil and cleanup chemicals.
"This is like throwing kerosene on a fire," Ott told
British Petroleum has sprayed
more than 800,000 of gallons of dispersant into the Gulf since the spill
began April 20 when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded.
suppression system goes off at gas station
LAKE PLACID - There was no fire, but the
fire-suppression system at the Sunoco on Wilmington Road went off Monday
afternoon, covering several vehicles at the gas pumps with the dry
chemical fire-suppression agent.
managers said the system malfunctioned.
Placid Volunteer Fire Department responded at 12:47 p.m. with two trucks
and 13 members. One child, who was in a vehicle at the gas pumps when
the system activated, was checked by the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance
Service but did not need to be transported to the hospital.
Spilled acid forces Yates Ford Road closure
MANASSAS, Va.=97A gallon of muriatic acid forced the
closure of Yates Ford Road at Prince William Parkway on Monday
afternoon. Traffic backed up on the parkway for at least half a
Hazardous materials crews and
firefighters called to the scene just before 3 p.m. found a gallon
container of the acid lying near the intersection of the two roads, and
then used a red 5-gallon container to isolate it before more of the acid
"The HAZMAT crews assessed
the hazard, and using the equipment they have, took samples and
determined the substance to be muriatic acid," said Assistant Chief
Brett Bowman of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue
The container could have fallen
off the back of a truck transporting hazardous materials, but there is
no way for investigators to know for sure, Bowman said.
It took crews less than an hour to identify the
substance, which is commonly used in household cleaners and production
of polyurethane and PVC plastics.
us_or: Hazmat Called After Truck
Crashes In Ditch
OREGON CITY, Ore. -- A
chemical transport truck crashed into a ditch in Oregon City, causing a
diesel fuel leak that required the response of hazmat crews.
The crash happened Monday morning on Forsyth Road.
It's not clear what caused the truck to go into the ditch.
Clackamas fire spokesman Steve McAdoo said the
truck's semitrailer was hauling 1,600 gallons of water, an unknown
amount of jet fuel and some insecticide, but those liquids did not
appear to be leaking.
Hazmat crews contained the
diesel leak and a tow company righted the rig to pull it back up onto
Crews then re-examined the truck
to make sure the jet fuel and insecticide do not leak.
The truck driver was not hurt.
Now Injured in Mineral County Explosion.
Two people are now hospitalized after an explosion
at a weapons facility in Mineral County. Mineral County Dispatchers say
they're injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, but their
identities are not being released at this time.
Those injured in the explosion at the Alliant
Techsystems (ATK) facility in Rocket Center, West Virginia, are being
treated at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland,
An explosion occurred at the
Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory at around 5:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Original reports said there could be a possible hazardous materials
threat, but Mineral County dispatchers have confirmed that HAZMAT teams
said there was no threat of chemical exposure at the facility.
Fire Alerts Town
The fire was brought
controlled after nearly 120 firefighters spent the whole night trying to
tackle blaze in the Linthwaite area of the West Yorkshire
But populace residing in the
close by areas has been cautioned to stay indoors and contact medical
services if they at anytime feel unwell.
Six schools will remain closed for the day after the
alert was forwarded, but others that were affected were being reopened
late in the morning, Kirklees Council informed.
hurt in chemical spill at Abbot Beyne School
Two teachers have been taken to hospital following a
chemical spill at a school in east Staffordshire.
Abbot Beyne School in Osborne Road, Winshill, was
evacuated at about 1215 BST after a glass vial broke, releasing a small
volume of vapour.
Fire and Rescue Service said two female teachers were taken to Queens
Hospital, Burton-upon-Trent, for treatment.
A hazardous material and environmental protection
officer went to the scene.
us_ut: Utah coal mine reopens
after fire quarantined
Utah =97 Arch Coal Co. has reopened a Utah coal mine after closing off a
section that caught fire.
Louis-based Arch Coal shut down the Dugout Mine for nearly three weeks
to deal with rising levels of deadly carbon monoxide from the smoldering
The company says it removed
water pumps and left the section at the mine to flood.
The company believes a chemical reaction likely
caused a coal seam to ignite, but it didn't produce any open
Arch Coal spokeswoman Kim Link
says the mine reopened late last week.
us_tx: 2 taken to hospital after
chemical spill at FW yogurt plant
WORTH - Streets around the Dannon Yogurt plant in Fort Worth were closed
off Monday as Hazmat crews worked to contain a chemical spill that sent
one employee and an officer to a nearby hospital.
The Fort Worth Fire Department said the spill was a
level two Hazmat situation at the plant located in the 1200 block of
West Peter Smith Street. While the department said there was no serious
threat to those in the surrounding area, the closures of the streets
were done as an added precaution.
began when a cleaning chemical, a low-grade acid, was spilled and then
released a vapor Monday morning. Two employees were decontaminated at
the scene by Hazmat crews, and one of them was taken to a nearby
hospital. A Fort Worth police officer who responded to the call was also
decontaminated and taken to a hospital after complaining of some
us_wa: Firefighters respond to noxious smell at Fall
FALL CITY, Wash. -- Five
residents of a Fall City house called for help at 2:45 a.m. Monday
complaining of a noxious chemical smell that was making them
Fire Chief Chris Conner says two
women were taken to a Bellevue hospital as a precaution.
Firefighters with sensors checked the house but
couldn't find the source of the smell.
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