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Does anyone have a list of the 20 deficiencies in the Texas Tech report, and the actions taken by the univers ity for correction in all their labs as noted in the report below? span>
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1,500 GALLONS OF DIESEL LEAK FROM DERAILED TRAIN CAR | THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50044177-76/fuel-hunt-lake-lea ked.html.csp
About 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel spilled Tuesday f
a punctured tanker car in
Union Pacific Spokesman Aaron Hunt said that at abou t 9:50 a.m., a remote control engine derailed from the UP’s Warm Spring s switching yard, near 800 North and 500 West. A fuel tanker was punctured an d began spilling fuel.
No injuries had been reported. Hunt said no waterway s were impacted, and responders removed fuel from the tank as well as some of the fuel that leaked.
Hunt said the spilled fuel was vacuumed up and contaminated soil removed, so no long-term problems were anticipated.
EVACUATIONS AFTER CHEMICAL REACTION - CBS 21 NEWS - BREAKING NEWS, SPORTS AND WEATHER FOR THE HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA AREA, http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/E vacuations-after-chemical-reaction/Xoq52959G02iWkCAJeTpRA.cspx font>
Hazmat crews and emergency responders responded
to the 300 block of Shrobs Hill rd. in
Firs t responders extinguished the fire, but the chemical reaction forced them to evacuate near by homes.
No o ne was injured and people will likely be able to go back home tonight. < /span>
CHLORINE CAUSES ILLNESS AT HAYSVILLE POOL, http://
There have been reports of several illnesses at the
Haysville City Pool on
Early reports indicate a chlorine leak may be the ca use.
Fire crews, hazmat and ambulances are responding to assess several possible patients.
Ambulances are transporting two people to the hospit al with potentially serious injuries.
KAKE News has a crew on the way and will bring updat es as soon as they are available
A kerosene spill at the city bus terminal Monday nig
forced firefighters to build a dike where Cross Creek empties into the
Battalion Commander Calvin Bishop with the Fayettevi
Fire Department said city hazmat crews responded to reports of a fuel spill
As of 11:30 p.m., Bishop said more than 760 gallons of kerosene had spilled from a malfunctioning fuel pump at the Fayetteville Ar ea System of Transit's refueling terminal.
Kerosene is used to fuel some of the newer buses in the fleet, Bishop said.
BLAST PROBE FINDS 20 SAFETY VIOLATIONS |
Texas Tech investigators have linked a Jan. 7 labora tory explosion that severely injured a doctoral candidate to 20 surrounding violations of the university’s safety policy, according to documents released Monday.
University officials ordered the probe after a highl
explosive chemical combusted in 29-year-old Preston Brown’s hands, se
In their April report to administrators, investigato rs concluded the chemistry department had failed to meet some 20 safety standa rds outlined in the university’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, or lab safety man ual.
Only a handful of the these violations played a dire ct role in the incident, but the breadth and severity of the infractions alarm ed Tech’s administrators and prompted a complete overhaul of the univers ity’s safety standards.
Taylor Eighmy, Tech’s vice president for resea rch, said the university has corrected the mistakes at all of Tech’s labs. His office is also forming a permanent safety committee with university-wide oversight. span>
“A lot has happened since the accident, in tha t department and across campus, around our working towards being very complia nt toward all of our safety protocols,” Eighmy said. “It’s a continuous, ongoing process to remain compliant.”
CHEMICAL SPILL SHUTS DOWN POPULAR KELOWNA BEACHES, < a href="http://www.theprovince.com/news/Chemical+spill+shuts+down+popular+K elowna+beaches/3352900/story.html">http://www.theprovince.com/news/Chemical +spill+shuts+down+popular+Kelowna+beaches/3352900/story.html
Water used to fight a warehouse blaze Saturday night
mixed with chemicals in the building and flowed into nearby Mill Creek, whi
The building housed a welding shop and a turf busine ss.
The next morning, residents reported Mill Creek, a spawning habitat, was green and foul-smelling.
City officials closed both
Tests of the creek water Sunday showed the presence of nitrates, often used in fertilizer.
Swimming in Okanagan Lake is not recommended for 500
metres north and south of the mouth of Mill Creek, which enters the lake to
south of Bennett Bridge, castanet. net reported Monday. <
HAZMAT INCIDENT REPORTED AT
PITTSBURGH (AP) =AF Officials say a chemical spilled
inside a delivery truck as it arrived at a western
Spokesman David Anna says the truck apparently hit a
bump just inside the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology
Anna says the driver reported some breathing problem s and dizziness and was checked out at a hospital and then returned to the si te. Anna says the spill was confined to the truck, and Altoona-based Ward Truck ing Company will remove the drum. Laboratory and county hazardous materials tea m and local firefighters responded.
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The State Hazmat Team and Bladen County officials were on the scene of a head on collision in Bladen County, near the Cumberland County border off NC 87 Monday morning.< /font>
According to officials with the North Carolina Emerg ency Management Team, two tractor trailers collided early Monday morning. One of those trailers was carrying 7,000 gallons of Methanol Gas and the gas was leaking between five to seven gallons a minute.
Bladen Emergency Management Director Bradley Kinlaw
that about 6,000 gallons of Methanol has leaked out at this point.
Cleanup crews were on the scene to maintain the spill.
CRASH INVOLVING 5 CARS, 2 SEMI-TRUCKS SLOWS TRAFFIC
I-10 EAST AT COTTON -
The crash occurred about 2:30 today on I-10 East nea r Cotton. One of the tractor-trailer trucks spilled a load of car batteries, slowing the cleanup.
WESTWOOD - A 29-year-old man was severely burned Sun day evening after attempting to rid his property of a beehive, police said.
The unidentified victim, of
"The chemicals reacted...and he was set on fire," Regino said.
A neighbor tried to extinguish the flames, Regino sa
A 911 emergency call came into police at 8:13 p.m., and the man, who was se
burned, was airlifted from a field in nearby
MICRON FIRE CLOSES FREEWAY - KTRV FOX 12, http://www .fox12idaho.com/Global/story.asp?S=12910926< /p>
Crews rushed to the scene. They found the fire
burned through the heating and cooling system on top of a building that hel
support the company's development of solar panels. Some workers were
evacuated as a precaution, luckily no one was injured.
It took firefighters about half and hour to put out the flames. They had to shut down electricity tot he site, to make sure t he problem wouldn't spread to high voltage lines in the area. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Micron doesn't expect the incident to disrupt any ongoing business. This is the second fire at Micron over the past few months. The first happened back in May.
It was a flash fire that broke out after a chemical reaction in one of the mix stations. One employee was injured in that fire, several first responders were treated for chemical exposure.
FIRE SUPPRESSION CREATES ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY, http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/Fire+suppress
Officials continue to monitor water quality in Mill
Water sampling will occur again Wednesday morning. span>
Boaters are also asked to stay 200 metres from the affected beaches.
A combination of pesticides, glycol, nitrates and
fertilizer were washed into the storm sewer from a
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