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us_ma: Route 47 in Hadley closed due to HAZMAT
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A portion of Route 47 is
closed while officials investigate a hazardous material situation.
Hadley Police tells abc40 and FOX 6 that someone found
a bucket of acid in a barn.
This discovery prompted officials to close a quarter-mile stretch
of Route 47 between French Street and Mount Warner Road around 4:00 p.m.
No injuries have been reported. Motorists are advised that
that section of roadway will be closed for several hours while State
Police bomb squad and HAZMAT technicians investigate.
New River Meth Lair Goes Up in Flames
NEW RIVER - Firefighters in New River are battling a
hazmat fire at a residence where meth was apparently being
Daisy Mountain and Phoenix firefighters were sent to a
home at 7th St. and Desert Hills on reports of heavy smoke.
They found giant flames inside when they entered the
house. It's not clear if anyone was inside the house when the fire
started -- crews have not seen any bodies.
After the roof collapsed and several explosions
occurred, firefighters made entry and found several dangerous and toxic
chemicals that are commonly used to manufacture meth.
Hazmat crews were then called out to help. The many
explosions and the rapid acceleration of the fire tipped crews off that
it was a hazardous materials fire.
Daisy Mountain Fire District Captain Phil Dyer says
that two firefighters have been sent to the hospital on a precautionary
basis with respiratory and heat-related issues.
Two Hurt In Prince George HazMat Scare
Two people were taken to the hospital overnight after
an ammonia leak at a Food Lion distribution center in Prince George
Units responded to the facility on Route 460 for a
hazardous materials incident around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. The warehouse
was evacuated while crews got the leak under control.
Two people suffered minor injuries and were
transported to the hospital.
The incident was marked under control around 1:15 a.m.
No responders were injured during the cleanup.
Bangladesh: 72 killed in Dhaka fire
At least 72 people were killed in a devastating fire
here in the Bangladesh capital on Thursday night, officials said. The
fire broke out in a chemical factory in the old Dhaka city at about 9.20
pm local time. It spread to four or five houses in the congested
residential area, trapping hundreds of residents, Xinhua reported.
Fire-fighters rushed to the spot and after frantic efforts managed to
bring the fire under control. The injured have been admitted at the
Dhaka Medical College Hospital. According to witnesses, there was an
explosion in an electrical transformer, which later caught fire and
spread to nearby residential and commercial buildings.72 killed in Dhaka
fire- Hindustan Times
Iberia Worker In Jail, Arson Is Alleged
An Iberia worker is behind bars tonight. His bond is
set at $50,000 for allegedly starting a fire that ruined a building and
everything in it at Parkway Mechanical. Daniel S. Regan was an employee
there for a little more than four years. Owners are calling what
happened a bad joke that went the wrong way.
Parkway Mechanical owner Clint Dore received a call
Tuesday afternoon informing him of a chemical explosion. "It was quite
frightening. My immediate concern was not about the business, but who
got hurt, and I couldn't find out until I got there," said Dore. He was
in Lafayette at the time.
Dore's employee, Daniel S. Regan was arrested and now
faces charges of aggravated arson.
We reported Tuesday, Regan threw a cigarette in what
he thought was a drum of water, but it was actually paint thinner. The
state fire marshal's investigation reveals Regan allegedly lit the paint
thinner in good fun, joking it wouldn't burn. Workers say the explosion
was so big it was felt through out the entire facility. "It was a bad
judgment call by one of my employees," said Dore.
The blast destroyed an entire building in the back,
which included a forklift, lots of mechanical equipment and more than
500-thousand dollars in damage. The good news is, clean up has already
begun. "The business is functional, but we'll be limping along for two
weeks before we get everything up and running again," said Dore. One
employee was injured trying to put out the fire, everyone else is
Parkway Mechanical provides radiator and cooler work
to company's statewide along the coast.
Minor explosion at school was chemical reaction
DICKINSON =97 A McAdams Junior High School student was
accused of bottling a concoction of household cleaners that created an
explosion in the school=92s gym Tuesday, sheriff=92s officials
Sheriff=92s deputies monitoring the cafeteria about 2
p.m. heard a loud noise then saw smoke in the gym, Galveston County
Sheriff=92s Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo said.
Christine Cervantes=92 son, an eighth-grader at
McAdams, felt the bleachers vibrate when the bottle exploded and said
the noise was similar to a gunshot, she said.
Deputies found a plastic bottle filled with household
cleaners and aluminum foil.
One of the substances was toilet cleaning fluid,
Dickinson spokeswoman Tammy Dowdy said.
Concerns over Framingham chemical facility resurface
There=92s a familiar ring to recent complaints about
the General Chemical Corp. on the south side of Framingham. For years,
townspeople and officials have sounded alarms about the hazardous-waste
=93If you look at Board of Health records into the
1980s, there have been discussions about General Chemical,=92=92 said
the board=92s director, Ethan Mascoop. =93You see it popping up. Spills,
Pollution at General Chemical=92s site on Leland
Street probably dates to the 1920s, when Gulf Oil built a gasoline
terminal on the property, officials said. But government didn=92t keep
extensive environmental records at the time. The company=92s facility
and the neighborhood=92s homes almost certainly wouldn=92t be allowed to
be built so close to each other nowadays, they added.
=93This is the story of a grandfathered facility in a
neighborhood where, if you wanted to site the facil ity today, you
wouldn=92t pick this area,=92=92 said Steven DeGabriele, director of the
state Department of Environmental Protection=92s Business Compliance
Division. =93You probably wouldn=92t site a school or residence in that
The latest scare involving the company stems from the
heavy rains that drenched the region in March and April. The downpours
flooded the basement of Carrie Lyn Woodsum, who lives next to the
us_ny: White Plains Fuel Leak Found, Stopped
A government spokeswoman says police and hazmat
workers have found and stanched a fuel oil leak that fouled the Bronx
White Plains spokeswoman Antoinette Biordi says the
leak was traced to 235 South Lexington Ave., a downtown office
She said Wednesday that workers were able to stop the
leak. She had no further details.
Officials have estimated the leak at hundreds of
gallons. It was discovered Wednesday morning. Officials said it leached
into the Bronx River through storm sewers and spread about two miles
The smell of oil filled the air along the Bronx River
Parkway, a major commuter route, at the end of the morning rush hour.
Workers extended booms into the river to trap the spill and used vacuum
pumps to siphon it off.
us_il: SIU student rushed to hospital after chemical
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A Southern Illinois University
student was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a fire broke
out in a campus lab room, according to SIU spokesman Rod Sievers.
Sievers said the fire occurred in lab room 102 of the
Neckers Building, which houses SIU's College of Science, shortly after 1
p.m. The fire somehow
sparked as the student was cleaning parts for a pump with Hexanes, an
extremely flammable chemical solvent prone to causing flash fires. It can be harmful or fatal
if swallowed, or harmful if inhaled.
The student, whose name was not released, was taken to
the hospital for precautionary measures. He suffered no major
Sievers said the fire was contained to the lab room,
which suffered heavy damage.
The building was evacuated as a precaution, and the gas was shut
No one else was hurt.