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Austin Police uncover a clandestine lab while
investigating the death of a South Austin man.
Officers arrived at a house on the 1200 block of 3rd
Street near Columbus around 4:00pm Monday afternoon. The victim's wife
called 911 and led police to the house. She told detectives she hadn't
heard or seen from her husband for several days. Officers say she went
to the house to check on him and found him on the floor. She says he
The arriving officers called in homicide which is
normal procedure. During their investigation detectives uncovered what
they described as a clandestine drug lab in the house.
It wasn=92t immediately clear what type of materials
=93It's basically some unknown type of drug that they
are investigating. (Hazmat crews) don't know exactly what they are
dealing with. They don't know if will be classified as a drug or not at
this point,=94 said Sgt. Jamie Jobes of the Austin Police Department,
=93Once they determine what exactly they are dealing with then they'll
have a better idea about how to go about handling this
source of toxic fumes which sent six people to hospital and forced the
evacuation of an Albert Park training centre has been blamed on ... sour
The milk is believed to be responsible for making
several people at the Plumbing, Electrical, Electronic and Refrigeration
Training Centre on Port Rd feel ill this morning.
dispatched its HazMat Crews, which specialise in toxic chemical
incidents, to find the source of fumes which led to about 100 trainees
being evacuated at 10am (CST).
Nine people were treated at
the scene for vomiting and dizziness, with six taken to
The HazMat crew were unable to find the source of any
toxic fumes within the facility.
One employee told
AdelaideNow that sour milk was believed to have been the
CANTON =97 The Stark County
Hazardous Materials Team removed a leaking 300-pound, commercial-grade
propane tank from a northeast Canton neighborhood Monday
HazMat Team Manager and Canton Fire Department
Battalion Chief Thomas Garra said the tank, which was taken to a remote
location, was expected to be removed from the area Tuesday morning by
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
members were called at 3:28 p.m. to Gage Place and 23rd Street NE where
the tank was found. It was emitting gas and lying in the grass beside
the road, he said.
=93It contained a residual amount so we really didn=92t
get a major leak,=94 Garra said. =93The leak was plugged and the tank
The hazardous materials team cordoned off about 300
feet in each direction. Two hose teams with fog nozzles and another
HazMat team member between them determined the source of the leak, he
=93A fog pattern suppresses the fumes,=94 Garra
The team prevented any danger of explosion. Garra said
that without an ignition source, there was no danger of
MERIDIAN - A broken
electrical part on a popcorn maker at the concession stand at the
Majestic theater in Meridian has caused the facility to close for the
rest of Tuesday, according to officials.
ounces of mercury spilled onto the floor. Some of the mercury came into
contact with two employees' shoes.
Owners stopped admittance to
the theater, but did not evacuate people who were already
Hazmat was called in to investigate, and the theater
is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day while a
professional cleaning crew takes care of the spill
The two employees were checked out at the scene and
are both fine.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San
Jose Fire Department has determined that corrosive materials found in a
vacant industrial building Tuesday afternoon were not hazardous, a fire
Hazardous materials teams
were dispatched to the building, located at 1630 Zanker Road, at about
3:40 p.m. after two people inspecting it noticed 55-gallon drums of an
unknown substance and reported feeling dizzy, Capt. Chuck Rangel
The people were considering
renting or buying the vacant industrial building when they noticed the
drums and reported them to the fire department, Rangel
He said responding personnel
asked how the pair felt and learned they were dizzy. They were taken by
ambulance to a local hospital.
hazardous materials team determined the drums contained corrosive
materials and oxidizers, but the substances weren't found to be
hazardous, Rangel said.
building's owner will be responsible for disposing of the
Rangel said it is unclear
why the pair had felt dizzy, but that it might have been because the
building was closed up when they first entered it.
"It was all aired out by the time we got there," he
said. "We got no hits (on test meters) indicating a hazardous material
in the air or the ground."
investigation was concluded by about 5:20 p.m., Rangel
The material was contained
to the building, so no evacuations or street closures were
Minneapolis, MN=97A Thursday morning, June 10, 2010 chemical
explosion injured three people at Interplastic Corporation. The
explosion occurred around 8 a.m., at 2015 Broadway St. NE, as reported
Officials stated the workers
were replacing the cap on an external tank when the explosion occurred.
Assistant Fire Chief Cherie Penn said, =93At that time, there was some
kind-of-flash explosion, there was no fire.=94
The chemical blast left one of the workers in critical
condition, and another in serious condition. Both of the workers
reportedly sustained second and third-degree burns. The third worker
sustained minor injuries, which included an acid-based chemical burn.
They were rushed to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of
Luckily, no chemicals were
released into the air or ground.
crews and the Minneapolis Fire Department reported to the scene. Fire
crews are waiting for the chemicals to cool before cleaning it
GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. - A building in the Prince George's Plaza area was
evacuated Monday afternoon after a report of a chlorine
Prince George's County Fire and EMS responded around
3:30 p.m. to a building in the 6500 block of Belcrest
Road in the Prince George's Plaza area of the county.
department spokesperson said that a container of chlorine in the
basement leaked. The leak was contained and cleaned up by hazmat
were no injuries or transports, however, the first floor of
the seven-story, mixed-use building was evacuated for a few
hours during the clean-up.
The residential part of the building did not need to
No one was injured in a
Monday morning chemical fire on the south side of
An employee at Superior Solvents and Chemicals was
mixing methanol with some material and noticed flames coming out of the
top of the tank. It created a HAZMAT situation.
fire was quickly put out.
Operations Vice President Steve Wakefield says no one was
injured. The business sustained about $50,000 damage.
of the fire is under investigation.
A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in
Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city on Monday morning.
eight fire tenders were rushed to douse the flames.
claimed it was quite difficult to extinguish the flames, as the factory
was situated in a residential colony.
got to know about the incident, we reached the spot with fire engines
and the situation is under control now. In another half an hour or 45
minutes, fire will be extinguished fully," said Y S Soni, chief fire
"I informed all the police officials around two hours
back. Around six-seven fire engines came," said Madan, a local.No casualties have, however, been
The exact cause of the fire is still not known.
Did a an
alert siren go off in Rubbertown Sunday? If so, when did you hear
People are asking these questions following a leak
from a railroad tanker Sunday morning and afternoon. The leak was
reported just before noon. The materials were a highly flammable
chemical called Methyl Methacrylate and Ethyl Acrylate. They are used in
the manufacturing of rubber products at the Dow Chemical
Doug Hamilton, Emergency Management Director, says
three sirens were activated at about 2
"The Lake Dreamland Fire Department...first arrived
and understood this was a railroad car, [and] wanted to protect the
community until we could get some readings from the health department on
what the vapors may be." Hamilton said.