Ambulance service received the first report at 2.20 PM with a single
responder and hazardous area response team attending first. Four adult
males were assessed on scene for inhalation of fumes and were
transported in a single ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich,
for further assessment.
spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade confirmed that an unknown
quantity of floor cleaner and bleach had been mixed and firefighters
attended the scene with specialist detection equipment but did not find
any elevated levels of a dangerous chemical. College Approach and Creek
Road reopened at 4.30 PM.
Day one of
the drive against warehouses of combustible chemicals in the city's
residential areas yesterday ended without visiting its nerve centre in
Old Dhaka amid lack of coordination between the mobile court and fire
Starting around 12:45pm, the court managed to raid
only four warehouses of inflammable chemicals and a plastic factory at
Elephant Road and outer part of Old Dhaka in three hours.
Of them, the
three chemical storehouses at Elephant Road were found empty, as their
owners have already shifted them outside of Dhaka in line with the
Following the devastating Nimtoli fire that killed
at least 121 people in June this year, the government directed the
owners to shift their warehouses of combustible chemicals from
residential areas within September 30.
officials have blocked off a security perimeter around a factory in
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., after an explosion Friday
The blast happened at 11:15 a.m. in a chemical
reservoir at the Formica Canada plant on Mercier Street, not far from
the CEGEP Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu campus.
No one was injured and the fire
is under control.
The facility, which has about 200 workers, has been
evacuated. Fire officials are asking people in the area to keep their
Officials from Environment Quebec are on the
A Formica spokesperson said the reservoir contained
resin or methanol.
The plant produces laminate for kitchen and bathroom
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is located 40 kilometres
south of Montreal.
For many women, Brazilian Blowout is a miracle cure
for awful hair. For some women, Brazilian Blowout has become their worst
nightmare! The popular hair straightening product is under fire for
possibly carrying a deadly cancer-causing chemical,
According to ABC, many women have complained that
Brazilian Blowout has caused them nose bleeds, burning eyes and even
difficulty in breathing! One can assume the women who experienced all
these negative side effects stopped using Brazilian Blowout as soon as
Even though the maker of the Brazilian Blowout
claims the hair straightening product is made with amino acids and does
not contain formaldehyde, government scientists say differently. Small
amounts of formaldehyde were found in samples the scientists tested.
Unfortunately, nothing can be confirmed until more testing has been
were today examining computer records amid fears that two women killed
themselves in a chemical suicide pact after meeting over the
The bodies of the pair, both in their twenties, were
discovered in a flat filled with toxic fumes in Putney yesterday
Fire crews in biohazard suits and breathing
apparatus had to force their way into the property in Lower Richmond
Road. Windows, doors and air vents had been sealed up to prevent the
lethal gas escaping.
residents braced for the worst after being warned of toxic fumes but
have been told the measure was largely a precaution.
Eight hundred litres of pesticide spray Roundup was
destroyed by flames on Thursday, with a further 750 litres of the
Country Fire Authority operations officer Chris
Eagle said Roundup fumes would have dissipated on contact with air,
removing the risk of paddock or dam contamination.
Goulburn staff would need to assess smoke-affected goods inside the farm
supplies business to determine whether they could be salvaged, he
The blaze started inside the store's office, later
spreading to chemical storage areas.
Abbotsford Fire Rescue crews contained a chemical
fire at an industrial building in the 33700 block of Morey Avenue around
1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Fire Chief Don Beer said crews arrived to find the
structure showing smoke and the staff evacuated.
The source of
the fire was a chemical reaction that had occurred inside the building.
The AFRS hazardous material unit was called to the scene to deal with
the incident. No injuries were reported and crews managed to contain the
spill and vent the building.
The exact cause of the reaction
and the chemicals involved are being investigated at this time, Beer
COVINGTON, Ky. - Operations are
back up and running after a small fire at a Covington chemical
The Covington Fire Department responded to 1025 Mary
Laidley Drive off KY 17 just before 1 p.m. The address houses the Iofina
According to the company's website, the company
"manufactures iodine-based antiseptic and antimicrobial products for use
in food, agriculture, dairy, cleaning and disinfection as well as a
preservative for paint and lumber products."
say a chemical ignited on a machine during the grinding process creating
a small fire.
Plant workers put the fire out but there was concern
about breathing hazards from the burning chemical.
firefighters battled a combustible situation at the Condong Sugar Mill
for almost 14 hours over two days.
About 30 firefighters from the
Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah fire brigades rotated shifts to contain the
situation after a heat source was located inside up to 700 tonnes of
sugar cane mulch being held a storage facility.
fears the heat source would spontaneously combust.
were first called out to the fire about 11.30pm Thursday.
through the night before retiring about 5am yesterday.
were called back just hours later after more heat sources were
The incident was finally brought under control about
Station officer Leo Ayoub said the incident was a
tough time for all involved.
=93It was a prolonged incident,
all up it was a very long night,=94 firefighter Ayoub said.
thermal imaging cameras to locate the hot spots inside the mulch. It=92s
like hay bales, they are prone to spontaneous combustion.=94
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- An Orlando
man apparently committed suicide in his car at an Interstate 95 rest
area by inhaling fumes from a mixture of toxic chemicals he had
concocted, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
A security guard at the Fort Pierce rest area called
911 about 6:45 a.m. Friday after finding a sign on the windshield that
read, "Do not approach. Hydrogen sulfide."
Sheriff's deputies, the Florida
Highway Patrol and members of the St. Lucie County Fire District's
hazardous materials team were called to the rest area.
The first responding trooper came in contact with
the fumes and had to be transported to the hospital.
"Before she could actually walk away from the
vehicle, she became sick and had to be assisted away from the vehicle,"
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said.
While Idaho's Supreme Court is
in a special session to consider the safety of allowing big rigs to haul
massive loads across U.S. Highway 12, crews have begun an assessment of
thousands of gallons of diesel fuel that spilled from a load on
The high court is considering an
appeal by Idaho's Transportation Department to green light
ConocoPhillips' request to haul giant drums from the port of Lewiston
across U.S. 12 and into Montana. If approved, it could also clear the
road for hundreds of similar shipments by Exxon/Mobil.
But while the
sun was coming up on U.S. 12 this morning, hazmat crews and state police
were still on the scene, where a tractor trailer failed to negotiate a
curve and slammed into a rock pit. Rocks from the hillside ruptured the
trailer, and more than 7,000 gallons of diesel began spilling.
crew's main assignment: doing its best to keep the diesel from invading
the Lochsa River.
October 1, 2010 (HICKORY HILLS) (WLS) -- An accident
this morning shut down a busy intersection in west suburban Hickory
Hills for most of the day.
A tanker truck carrying sodium
hydroxide hit a utility pole at 95th Street and 76th Avenue.
The pole fell
across the truck's trailer, which became tangled in power
The crash caused sodium hydroxide to leak from the
Two nearby restaurants were evacuated as a
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Hazardous
Materials teams were called to an accident just south of 33rd Street and
Post Road just after 12:30 Friday.
Police tell 24-Hour News 8 that
the semi carrying the hazardous cargo was trying to turn and the back
wheels went off the pavement.
Nearby schools were told to
shelter and place while Post Road was briefly closed due to the
All of the chemicals were safe in their
The trailer was carrying Sulphur Dioxide, Hydrogen
Peroxide, Acetic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Propyl Acetate and Benzene
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - October 1, 2010 (WPVI) -- A
hazmat situation in Montgomery County forced the evacuation of a King of
Authorities were called out to an office complex at
216 Mall Boulevard around 11:30 a.m. Friday.
the Upper Merion Fire Marshal, a machine in the building leaked fluorine
The machine is designed to shut down when this
happened and also clean the fluorine out of the air.
the fire marshal, the machine worked properly and when they arrived on
scene there were no traces of fluorine in the air.
was evacuated as a precaution for about two hours while MontCo Hazmat
crews responded to the scene. Everyone was allowed back inside the
building and there were no injuries.
Note: the accompanying picture
showed the response was to a Lasik clinic
The disposal area of the town transfer station is open for business
today after a caustic substance sickened transfer station employees
yesterday afternoon and a Hazardous Materials Team was called to the
scene, reports the Cape Cod Times.
Transfer station workers called
the fire department and reported that a substance had irritated their
eyes, noses and throats, according to a Chatham Fire Department
No one was seriously hurt, but one employee was
transported to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation, he said.
team worked late into the night to clean up the transfer station,
according to the official. Several substances were found, including
commercial-grade muriatic acid and pool-cleaning chemicals like
chlorine, said the official.
An Army bomb disposal unit today carried out a
controlled explosion on an unstable chemical at a laboratory in the
Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.
Authorities at the college on St
Stephen's Green contacted the emergency services shortly before 12.30pm
after an internal audit of the lab found the chemical had degraded to a
Following an examination of the chemical by the bomb
disposal team, the chemical was deemed unsafe to transport and was
subsequently made safe through a controlled explosion on nearby waste
The offending material is understood to have been
30g of picric acid, a potentially explosive substance which is commonly
used by laboratories in the analysis of metals and ores.
substance goes beyond a certain timeframe, it can become dangerous to