Tredyffrin and Radnor firefighters responded to the
report of an explosion at Environex Inc., 6 Berkley Road in Devon, late
Friday morning. This is across from the Whole Foods on Lancaster Avenue.
Fire officers arrived to find heavy smoke showing, They requested a
second alarm with a special call for a hazmat team.
Environex Inc.'s Web site, it consults in catalytic-reaction
engineering, including air-pollution control involving scrubbers in
Willis Kane, who works at a neighboring business,
said two chemicals, hydrogen and sulfur chloride, mixed then exploded
and began to billow out smoke. That was when his company was
Fire officials stated nobody was hurt in the blaze,
which was under control by 1 p.m. Chester County fire officials are
The Berwyn, Radnor, Malvern, Paoli and Newtown
Square fire companies, the Gladwyne air unit, the Chester County hazmat
team and Narberth Ambulance responded to the alarm.
Seven people have been treated
for carbon monoxide poisoning, after fire officials said a gas generator
blew up in their home.
Savannah firefighters, a HAZMAT
crew, and curious neighbors were outside a 42nd Street home Thursday
afternoon as emergency crews worked to remove the toxic
Officials said five of the seven victims were under
"Some time yesterday a tree limb fell on the
electrical lines to the house. At some point in time they decided to
utilize the gas generator. That's what caused the elevated levels of
carbon monoxide," said Mark Keller, spokesman for Savannah
Officials said having the generator running in a
closed space is extremely dangerous. They advise you to put generators
outside, away from your house.
Three city workers were
hospitalized after making contact with chemicals that were leaking from
a garbage truck Thursday morning on the Northwest Side.
A Level 1
HazMat response was called about 11 a.m. near Mobile and Estes avenues
for a report of chemicals leaking from a garbage truck, according to
Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis.
workers inside the garbage truck were taken to Resurrection Medical
Center in good condition for precautionary reasons, Curtis
The chemical was determined to be muriatic acid, he
RCMP clandestine lab specialists
suited up in hazmat suits and swarmed a commercial property in Nanaimo
Friday to gather evidence and a stockpile of illegal
The activity followed the arrest of a suspect, 36,
who Transport Safety Board investigators suspected of transporting
dangerous chemicals aboard a commercial airline and tracked him to a
complex at 2219-2221 McGarrigle Rd. Thursday.
O=92Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said police and Nanaimo Fire Rescue
responded to the site at approximately 4:30 p.m.
members were called to assist Transport Safety Board inspectors,=94 he
Several chemicals used in the production of GHB,
also known as the date rape drug, were found at the site.
MORE than 60 CQMS foundry
employees escaped unharmed after a chemical explosion and fire rocked
the Maryborough workplace yesterday.
=93She went off with a bang -
it put a shockwave through the place,=94 one worker said.
=93It was a
mix-up of chemicals and it went off. It started off as thick white
smoke, then it turned black and then it just exploded.=94
crews were called to the site at Zante Street, which is shared by Downer
EDi Rail, just after 11am.
Nearby residents and
businesspeople heard a loud bang and saw a plume of smoke in the air.
Firefighters were faced with a chemical blaze covering an area about 12
metres by 10 metres.
North Coast chief superintendent John Watson said
the fire started when two chemicals were mixed together in the loading
area of a shed.
=93The fire was dealt with fairly quickly,=94 he
=93Crews in breathing apparatus fought the fire and
put it out in about 30 minutes. There was somewhere between 1000 and
2000 litres of chemicals involved.=94
Emergency crews have now cleared
the scene of an ammonia leak at a Pawtucket power plant.
Police and Fire were called to 'Pawtucket Power Associates' on Concord
Street just after 5PM Friday, when a supply line to an ammonia tank
inside the building ruptured, leading to a spill. The RI Department of
Environmental Management was also called to the scene to
Some streets in the area were blocked off for safety
reasons, and officials evacuated a nearby day care. All the children
inside the day care were safe, and their parents were able to pick them
Three Pawtucket firefighters were taken to a nearby
hospital to be checked out, but have since been released, and are back
workers were serious burned when an explosion rocked a Tan Tan Thanh
Company chemical storehouse Ho Chi Minh City June 17.
caused a fire that burned seven motorbikes and one bicycle at a
restaurant located opposite the company in Tan Thoi Nhat Ward, District
A view of a chemical storehouse burned to the ground
after an explosion at Tan Tan Thanh Company on June 17.
Residents said they first heard a massive explosion
at the warehouse before several more large explosions
The blast also caused damage to several nearby
residential and commercial buildings.
The blast occurred as tens of
workers were on duty at the facility. The fire swiftly spread and
destroyed the company=92s entire 3,000 square-meter property.
trucks with nearly 100 fire fighters put the blaze under control, but
one fireman fainted during the operation.
The cause of the blast is under
The company responsible for a
spill of hydrofluoric acid on Route 33 in Wind Gap last year has paid
nearly $139,000 to cover the costs of the incident, Northampton County
officials said this week.
The March 2009 spill, which
happened when a Honeywell International tanker truck carrying the
chemical flipped onto its side, prompted an evacuation and stranded
drivers on Route 33 and its offshoots. Police said the truck driver had
swerved to try to avoid a deer.
There were no serious injuries,
and a Honeywell spokesman said at the time that "less than a quart" of
the tanker's 33,000 pounds of undiluted hydroflouric acid spilled. The
chemical causes skin and resparatory irritation, and too much exposure
to it can be fatal.
Eight agencies had expenses related to the incident,
including three volunteer fire companies, county emergency management
and the Pen Argyl Area School District, which provided shelter to some
of the 5,000 people affected by the nine-hour evacuation.
a county news release, the costs eligible for reimbursement by the
company included personnel, equipment and operations expenses such as
"flares, food, mileage [and] portable lighting."
Chemical spill in Tulsa
(KSLA) - Tuesday was a hazardous mess for motorists in downtown Tulsa,
Oklahoma when an 18-wheeler lost control and fell from one highway ramp
The accident caused the truck to spill more than 78
thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate onto the roadway.
and hazmat crews carefully cleaned up the volatile chemical without any
problems. We were last told that the driver of the truck was in the
hospital in fair condition.
chief: Bleach mishap causes Brockton bomb scare
mixing cleaning products in his Brockton home caused a bomb scare that
shut down Pleasant Street for more than two hours Wednesday
Brockton firefighters and Hazmat crews responded to
211 Pleasant St. at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday after a man called about a
plastic bottle that was overheating and expanding.
Chief Richard Francis said the second-floor occupant of the house was
mixing cleaning chemicals in a plastic spray bottle when the bottle
began to heat up and expand. The occupant put the bottle in the bathtub
and called the Fire Department, Francis said.
the possibility of a chemical explosion, a Tier One Hazardous Materials
Response was activated, bringing a Hazmat crew and chemical analysis
team to the scene.
Francis said the bomb squad
would most likely fire a pellet into the bottle to cause the chemicals
to ooze out. The chemical analysis team would then examine the
Francis said it was unknown at the time what the
chemicals were that the man had been mixing.
In the front
yard of the house, Hazmat crews were examining a row of Clorox bleach
and what appeared to be other cleaning products.
Cleverseau, the resident who called the Fire Department, said he had
poured Clorox bleach into a plastic bottle that he believed was empty,
and shaken it. When the bottle began to heat up and expand, Cleverseau
said he became afraid it would explode and called the Fire
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HAZMAT called to UNC campus
(WTVD) -- A HAZMAT crew was called to a gas leak on UNC Chapel Hill's
Crews were called to the 100
block on Mason Farm Road around 6 p.m. when officials say someone in a
chemistry lab accidentally mixed two chemicals that produced a small
amount of chlorine gas.
The cloud of chlorine gas was
contained to a lab room inside the Medical Bimolecular Research
Chapel Hill officials say the leak originated on the
sixth floor of the nine-story building and it was
One person drove himself to the emergency room as a
precaution, after experiencing mild respiratory symptoms. He is expected
to be okay.
The fire department and UNC Health and Safety crews
stayed at the scene until the area was cleared.
cleans up spill after wreck in Longview
Shortly after the hour of 8am Fire Units responded
to a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 259 just North of Hawkins Parkway.
While conducting a scene assessment Longview Fire Department crews
discovered a chemical leaking from an Extermination Company=92s pick-up
that was involved in the accident.
One patient was transported to
Good Shepherd Medical center to be treated for injuries sustained as a
result of the accident.
The Longview Fire Department
Hazmat team was able to contain and confine the spill of Cyflorine
(pesticide) which did not leave the roadway or cause an exposure to
either of the drivers or the environment.
chemical spill at Kimberly-Clark brings hazmat team, fire
EVERETT =97 A chemical spill at
Kimberly-Clark on Wednesday afternoon prompted a large hazmat
Fire crews and a hazmat team were called to the
plant about 1:45 p.m. The leak involved a small amount of cooking acid,
a chemical used in the pulping process, plant manager Christopher
Isenberg said. Nobody was injured.
The spill was less than 100
gallons, which is considered small, Everett spokeswoman Kate Reardon
A half-dozen fire trucks responded as part of
Firefighters found the area
contained by the plant=92s hazmat technicians, Reardon said.
Firefighters evaluated the hazmat technicians for injuries and washed
down their protective suits.