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(CBS 8) - An acid spill at a downtown jewelry store prompted evacuations
It happened just before 11 a.m at the Jewelers
Exchange in the 800 block of Sixth Avenue near F Street. Employees were
reportedly attempting to transport a container of muriatic acid when it
Hazmat crews are at the scene, using soda ash to
neutralize and absorb the chemical.
At least 25 people in the
building were evacuated from the building. One woman was taken to a
local hospital for treatment.
SHARON TOWNSHIP -- Officials say the stretch of
Beach Road, south of State Route 18 is open this morning, after a tanker
truck spilled anhydrous ammonia yesterday.
was on the scene for the clean-up and all homes within a half-mile
radius were evacuated. The residents were allowed back in their
homes around 1:30 Tuesday morning.
company, LaGrange, Ohio-based Linden's Anhydrous Service, said the
tanker overturned enroute to a drop-off site, killing the driver,
75-year-old Philip Linden.
Linden was taken to Medina General Hospital by the
Medina Life Support Team, where he died from his
Agencies assisting at the accident scene with Ohio
State Highway Patrol included EMA, HAZMAT of Medina County, Sharon Fire
and Rescue, Granger Fire and Rescue, Wadsworth Fire Department, Medina
Township Fire Department, Copley EMS, Bath EMS, and the Red
DRUMS of chemicals were exploding and flying into the
air at a factory fire in Smithfield on Saturday night.
75 firefighters were called in to contain the blaze at an unoccupied
factory in Britton St.
Drums of solvents and floor adhesives were exploding
as firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 6pm.
was inside the factory when the fire broke.
Brigades commissioner Greg Mullins said flames had leapt more than 30
metres from the roof of the building.
a flooring manufacturing place so there are some really volatile
chemicals inside,=92=92 he told the Fairfield Advance at the
``What really fuelled the fire was the 200 litre drums
``At this stage the fire has been so intense we have
no way of getting in to find out what the cause is.=94
ten fire trucks and a HAZMAT unit were called to the blaze that to
burned into the early hours of Sunday morning.
Mullins said it was a large contingent for the NSW Fire
``Its been a very big response but everyone here has
done a fantastic job,=94 he said.
Police are still working to
determine the cause of the fire.
A 23-year-old man has been treated in hospital in
Aberdeen following a gas leak at a gym.
incident happened at the David Lloyd club in Aberdeen at about 1500 BST
after reports a chlorine tank near the swimming pool had started to
A member of staff was taken to the city's Royal
Infirmary for treatment amid concern he had inhaled chemical
People had to wait for more than two hours before the
all clear was given.
A Grampian Police spokesman said: "An exclusion zone
around the location was implemented and a large number of members of the
public, including members of staff, were evacuated, pending a full
assessment by Grampian Fire and Rescue Service."
initial report into the incident confirmed there was a minor spillage of
chemicals within a confined area.
Nearly 20 fire trucks are part of the effort to put
out a blaze at a chemical factory at Smithfield, west of
An fire service spokesman says the large factory has
been totally encapsulated by the blaze and it is expected to burn
throughout the night.
People with health or respiratory problems near the
industrial building in Britton Street are being asked to stay inside
until further notice due to a large amount of smoke and other
It is unknown what sort of chemicals are involved in
A passer-by called emergency services after noticing
the blaze about 6:30pm.
The fire service has confirmed no one was inside the
The swimming lagoon at Spring Lake Park has re-opened
after 40 gallons of muriatic acid were spilled in the area this morning
due to a valve failure in the lagoon's chlorination
amount is less than the 600 gallons officials initially reported, and
Hazmat testing showed that the leak never got beyond the system of
six-inch pipes in the fenced area east of the lagoon.
say the lagoon itself was not contaminated.
Rosa Battalion Chief Andy Pforsich said the leak occurred where a garden
hose is mounted to a 6-inch pipe via a spigot saddle.
was first reported to Sonoma County fire officials at 7:16 a.m. Hazmat
teams are likely to be working throughout the afternoon testing the air
and water and doing any mitigation necessary, Pforsich
Pforsich said the park employee who first reported the
leak said he smelled something and noticed a mist around the screened
enclosure around the equipment, which is used to disinfect the swimming
lagoon. The employee was given a medical screening.
okay,=94 Pforsich said. =93We've evaluated him at the scene but he's not
in any need of any treatment.=94
Sugar Creek, MO =97
Three railroad cars that caught fire had stopped
burning as of late Saturday afternoon.
BNSF rail cars derailed in Sugar Creek near the BP refinery located near
the Missouri River around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
derailment started a fire on one of the cars, causing it to explode.
Thick black smoke and intense flames billowed out, fueled by what the
car was hauling: toluene, a chemical used in paint thinners, according
to Sugar Creek authorities.
The toluene rail car sparked a nearby car, carrying
animal fat, and then a third car, carrying oil.
was hurt and no residents had to be evacuated.
Authorities initially let the cars burn. Later in the
morning, firefighters cooled the remaining tanks to ensure other cars
didn=92t catch fire.
A HAZMAT unit was called in to clean up the site and
ensure chemicals from derailed cars did not spread into nearby
Officials took air quality tests that found the air
was not toxic.
team investigates stinky South Burlington home
A hazmat team investigated
the residence reporting vomit, urine, feces, evidence of animals, and
very little air circulation.
Neighbors feared the smell may have been something
...Chris Herrick, who is chief of the Vt. Hazmat
Response Team, said neighbors have nothing to worry
"Those chemicals had absolutely nothing to do with the
production of methamphetamines. But that's one of the reasons we came,
to rule that out," he said.
It turns out the mixture of makeup and tooth whitener
left on the bathroom sink may have contributed to the fumes
"Our team went in, took samples and analyzed, and what
we found has no health risk associated with the samples we took. They
are all common household, well maybe not so common, but they are
household items that would not cause someone to have the reactions the
officers had," Herrick said.
Officials believe the reaction was caused by the lack
of air circulation since the renters left.
Police say they will not bring any charges against the
renters because they did nothing illegal.
stop for this case will be with the city health
FARMINGTON - Police said they discovered a meth lab
early yesterday morning after the shed it was in exploded, setting fire
to some nearby woods.
The chemicals used to make
meth can be particularly volatile and the illegal labs aren=92t known
for their safety.
=93completely obliterated=94 the shed, police said, and spread to nearby
woods. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to douse the blaze, which
was made harder by the precautions necessary when dealing with a
Roberge said officers who
were in the area all had to be decontaminated and Norman Marcotte had to
be given new clothes as a precaution.