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WasteCare site in Garforth, West Yorkshire, was engulfed by flames after
a fire broke out just after midnight on Thursday.
were told by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to stay indoors and pay
attention to their water supply.
locals and guests at the Holiday Inn were evacuated as 150 firefighters
battled the blaze.
WasteCare website says the company specialises in handling hazardous
waste and "difficult" non-hazardous waste that cannot be put in a
includes chemicals, batteries, fluorescent tubing, vegetable oils,
printing and photographic, dry cleaning, electrical, catering, packaging
and toxic waste.
Abhishek Industries Ltd has announced that there had
been an explosion of the Chemical Storage tank which was stationed
outside the Terry Towel Unit of the Company (Unit No - 3) situated in
the Lotus Integrated Texpark Ltd (Textile Park) at Mansa Road, Dhula
The explosion took place in early morning of July 1,
2010 and has caused loss to the building, plant a machineries, and stock
stored in the various units situated under the Textile Park which among
others include Unit No - 3 of Terry Towel division of the Company. The
Unit No - 3 of Terry Towel division of the Company houses 42 looms.
Since the Textile Park is situated adjacent to the other manufacturing
facilities of the Company; the explosion has also caused losses to the
nearby buildings. plants of machineries and stocks of other units of the
Terry towel, Paper and Energy division of the Company.
Company has deployed dedicated technical team to take corrective
measures to bring operations of the Terry towel, Paper and Energy
division of the Company to normalcy and expects that these should come
to the normal operations shortly.
The exact loss due to this
explosion is being evaluated by a team of experts. However, there has
not been any loss or injury to any employee or person inside or outside
the plant on account of the above said explosion.
Sheriff says additional charges may be
Authorities with the Macon Couty Sheriff=92s Office,
N.C. State Bureau of Investigations and Cullasaja Fire Department
dismantled a meth lab in full HazMat gear Saturday. =93We were on scene
at the residence from about noon, until about two o=92clock in the
morning,=94 said Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland, as investigators
obtained a search warrant. The search was executed with SBI chemists en
route to assist in chemical analyses.
Authorities from the Macon County Sheriff=92s Office (MCSO)
and the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI), with assistance from the
Cullasaja Fire Department, secured a private residence in the Ellijay
community on Saturday to dismantle a lab used for manufacturing
methamphetamine. The home, located on Ralph Taylor Road, belonged to
David Lee Holland, 43, and his wife, Pamela Ledbetter Holland, 39. Both
suspects were arrested and additional charges may be
The June 26 bust was the result of a three-week
surveillance investigation conducted by the MCSO. According to reports,
authorities stopped Holland in a traffic stop and detained him around
noon on June 25 for questioning and investigative purposes. Later that
evening at 11:30 p.m., Holland was formally charged. Authorities
promptly applied for a search warrant
The improper, lengthy storage of resin chips, asbestos
and large amounts of other unidentified waste at the former St. Lawrence
Resins plant have caused the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) to issue
an order to owners to clean up the Cayuga property.
water and surface water investigations by the Ministry have revealed
that there is a strong potential for contaminants from this site to be
migrating off-site and possibly impacting the nearby Pike Creek, which
empties into the Grand River.
former plant, at 82 Fishcarrier Street, was involved in the production
of resins from approximately 1967 to 1997.
According to MOE Provincial Officer Brad Farnand's
recent report, "In 1997, upon closure of the facility, much of the waste
associated with the operation of this site was removed; however, a
significant amount of material was left at the site."
Provincial Officer Jason Ryan inspected the site and found numerous
drums of resin, cylinders of boron triflouride, bags of asbestos, signs
of spills and solvent odours coming from the tanks located on-site. Ryan
wrote to St. Lawrence Resins regarding those issues and requested they
submit a plan to correct them.
In early 2005, the company
responded to Ryan, indicating his concerns would be addressed within 30
days by its tenant, Kevan Green, who had a lease purchase agreement with
St. Lawrence Resins.
CITY -- A man investigators said was injured in a methamphetamine
explosion has died.
Nathan L. Knapp, 48, died Monday at Integris Baptist
Hospital. He was flown there June 23 with third degree burns on his face
down to his lower body.
victim's son, Nathan C. Knapp, 27, initially told Oklahoma County
sheriff's deputies that his father had been burning trash outside the
eastern Oklahoma County home when the flames got out of control and
When the victim arrived at
the hospital, doctors determined he had chemical burns. Deputies said
when they returned to the scene to investigate, they found signs of a
Investigators were told by
witnesses that Knapp Sr. had actually been cooking methamphetamine
inside a small bathroom when the chemicals exploded. Knapp Jr. attempted
to destroy all the evidence of the meth lab by setting fire to the
evidence outside of the trailer, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Dept.
spokesman Mark Myers said.
A Coral Springs apartment
complex was evacuated Tuesday night after a strong chemical smell from
one apartment unit made two maintenance workers sick.
were allowed back into their homes at the Palms Point Apartments at West
Atlantic Boulevard and Riverside Drive a few hours later, just after
midnight, police said. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue and Fort Lauderdale
Fire-Rescue hazardous materials crews tested the building for hazardous
chemicals, but found nothing.
"There are long-term environmental tests that HazMat
can run, but we're done, because there's not an immediate life threat
right now," said Capt. Mike Moser, a spokesman for the Coral Springs
Fire department officials evacuated the building,
which contained 24 units, after maintenance crew members reported that a
vacant apartment unit had a dangerous odor and that appliances in the
unit were rusting rapidly.
The maintenance workers were treated at a hospital for
nausea and vomiting, and were released, officials said
The cause of the smell remains
Mike Jachles, a spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire
Rescue, said there will be no follow-up investigation because "whatever
it was ventilated itself or dissipated."
The Grand Island YMCA was evacuated about 3 p.m. today
because of a reported chemical spill.
to police scanner traffic, hydrochloric acid and chlorine accidentally
mixed in the pool area, causing chemical fumes in the area of the
Adults and children were
evacuated, with preschoolers being taken to the Grand Generation Center
and older children to the Central Plains Chapter of the American Red
The Grand Island Fire Department responded to the
scene to address the chemical leak and ventilate the building. The
department's hazardous materials team was en route shortly after 3
Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene to treat
at least four inhalation victims.
More information will be
reported as it becomes available.