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plastic beverage container with an explosive device detonated in
Clarksville early Tuesday morning but no one was injured in the
Firefighter Darren Brown from the Clinton-Warren Fire
District tested the liquid in the bottle that exploded and identified it
as an acid-based chemical. Aluminum foil balls were also inside the
bottle. =93The end result is an explosion which spews forth acid into
the air and surrounding area,=94 Underwood said.
police are investigating a mailbox explosion in the 3600 block of 26th
Street early Monday =97 adding to the list of suspected home-made
explosives that have been reported across the county over the past few
The one found Monday appeared to have been made with a
two-liter plastic bottle and chemicals, said Boulder police Cmdr. Kim
Stewart. The owner said he didn't hear anything during the night, and
firefighters responded in the morning to flush and neutralize chemicals
found at the scene.
A large fire has broken out at a Lancashire chemical
More than 10 fire crews tackled the blaze at a
chemical plant in Burscough, where smoke could be seen pouring out of
the roof from up to four miles away.
The crews were called to the
business in Tollgate Road at around 10am on Tuesday and two casualties
were believed to have been airlifted to hospital.
A heavy black smoke plume hovered above the Tesoro
Golden Eagle Refinery near Martinez on Sunday afternoon after a fire
erupted in a facility holding tank, according to the Contra Costa County
Office of Emergency Services.
Members of Tesoro=92s
internal fire department eventually extinguished the blaze that burned
for roughly three hours. The company told the OES that maintenance
repairs to a tank containing diesel fuel and water sparked the blaze,
and the contract worker performing the work was transported to a local
hospital due to smoke inhalation but released late
leak forced evacuations in Wells Tuesday.
driving home from work fell asleep at the wheel, went off the road and
crashed into a propane tank at the Wells Country Store.
teams responded to the scene at around 8 a.m. and evacuated a mile
around the store, including the Wells Village School. They feared the
tank could explode.
HARRISON =97 Two town sanitation workers were overcome by acidic fumes
from a garbage truck and rushed to the hospital Tuesday
A routine residential garbage run down Locust Avenue
turned dangerous around 8:45 a.m.
While a Harrison sanitation
crew was collecting trash, their garbage truck began spewing
A Westchester County Hazardous Materials Response Team
determined that the smoke was caused by acid thrown out with trash, said
Caren Halbfinger, spokeswoman for the county Health
Police are investigating what acid it was and what
house it came from.
A hazmat team assisted twice in recent days as
officers with the drug task force and Escambia County Sheriff=92s Office
cleaned up two different methamphetamine labs. The meth labs were part
of several investigations late last week that netted eight
Arrested Oct. 7 at 1573 Manning Road in the Huxford
community were Timothy Scott Sims, 41; William Allen Hall, 33; and Erica
Lynn White, 25. Hall is a resident at the address.
County Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said officers with the Escambia County
Sheriff=92s Office went to the Manning Road home on a warrant for
=93When the officers arrived at the home contact was
made with Sims,=94 Lambert said. =93Sims and two other people were in
the home at the time. As officers took Sims into custody, they noticed
needles/syringes in the room. As Sims was searched officers found two
bags of what they believed to be crystal meth.=94
Students and staff at a Tampa high school had to be evacuated earlier
this afternoon after a propane gas tank started leaking outside the
Firefighters responded around 12:30 to Hillsborugh
High School, 5000 Central Avenue, after a valve on top of the cylinder
began to leak. A small vapor cloud could be seen just above the
Students and staff were safely evacuated to the
football field and no one was hurt.
Hazmat crews were able to
almost completely stop the gas flow, and other responders used gas
meters to check the inside of the school for gas. None was
- A fuel spill at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday has been kept from reaching
Chautauqua Lake, according to HAZMAT officials at the
An unknown amount of fuel spilled from the tanks at
the Arrowmart gas station on Fairmount Avenue, across from Smith Boys
Marina, Tuesday morning. Booms were immediately deployed in a
neighboring creek, which helped prevent the spill from reaching the
PORT RICHMOND - October 12, 2010 (WPVI) -- Hazmat
officials are investigating a release of Cumene at a facility along
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The release was reported
around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at a facility, located on the 3300 block on N.
Delaware Avenue. The facility is believed to be Kinder Morgan, an energy
company operating a large network of natural gas and refined petroleum
Initial reports indicate 850 gallons of Cumene were
released into a containment dike while off loading from a vessel to the
Cumene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a
gasoline type odor. It's normally used as a thinner for paints, lacquers
The incident was placed under control shortly after
Because the Cumene fell into the containment dike,
officials say there is no risk of exposure.
Hazmat crews are working to figure out if a
Northampton home was the site of dangerous drug activity. Police say
chemicals found in a box there may have been used in an illegal
large-scale, multi-agency operation all started yesterday when the owner
of 277 Bridge Street decided to begin cleaning out the vacated second
floor and attic apartment. That's when she found a box full of bottles
of chemicals, and got sick when she knocked one over.
Detective Corey Robinson, Northampton Police, says:
"We're going to be as safe as possible."
They're worried the tenants who vacated that apartment
may have been cooking chemicals to make meth.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. =97 Exit 24 of northbound Interstate
81 in Franklin County, Pa., was closed for about five hours Monday after
a tractor-trailer=92s load shifted and caused hazardous material to leak
on the ground, a Pennsylvania State Police spokesman
The tractor-trailer contained 20,000 pounds of
sulfuric acid, according to the Franklin County Department of Emergency
The incident, which occurred at about 8 a.m., prompted
officials to close the portion of Pa. 696 from I-81 to Woods Road,
Westlake Hills, TX (KXAN) - Hazardous materials teams
are at the scene of a vehicle with a suspicious odor at 1203 South
Capitol of Texas Highway. Westlake Hills Public Information
Officer Melissa Warren said a person that was in the vehicle was
unconscious. The person had to be extracted from the
Investigators are trying to figure out what chemical
if any is in the vehicle. Hazmat crews are taking precautions because of
the unknown substance.
A dead body in a car - and a note warning people not
to come near - kept neighbors guessing and a street barricaded for hours
Monday as emergency vehicles and personnel in white hazmat suits
converged on a spot in Pennsbury Township, Chester
Patty Mains, a spokeswoman for Chester County's
Department of Emergency Services, said a 911 call about 12:30 p.m.
suggested that a man's body inside a car was a result of "chemical
suicide." The car was on Hillendale Road.
said the car apparently veered down a gravel path into a nearby field. A
neighbor who was walking his dog made the discovery - and saw a written
message that warned him not to open the car door, he
Little could be learned about whether dangerous
substances had been found in or around the car. State police from the
Avondale barracks said they would have no public information until their
investigators completed work at the scene. At 7 p.m., the troopers were
BUSINESSES EVACUATED AFTER CHEMICAL SPILL IN CREWE - CREWE
from businesses on the Crewe Gates Industrial Estate were evacuated
after police and fire crews were called to a report of a chemical
The chemical, which has been
identified as formic acid, is believed to have been spilled at around
7pm last night following a burglary at Newday House on First
Police, who were called to
the incident just before 7am this morning, have since studied CCTV
footage and believe that the spillage was caused whilst the thieves
stole containers which were holding the acid.
Cheshire Police, together with the Cheshire Fire
& Rescue Service, placed a cordon in the immediate area and
evacuated staff from local businesses whilst an assessment and removal
of the substance took place.
evening fire on Terrace Hill was an important reminder that grease fires
should be treated differently than other household
Fire Capt. Grant Dix said a stove-top grease fire at
55 Terrace Hill turned into $100,000 in damage when the occupant shot it
with a dry chemical fire extinguisher. "That just splashed it," Dix said
"Don't ever shoot dry chemicals at grease fires: just
cover them with a pan. Smother it."
two-storey brick house at 55 Terrace Hill is a duplex and the fire, on
the second storey, was well underway when the department arrived, three
minutes after receiving the call.
Overall, 21 people were on
the scene, including fire prevention.
CORPUS CHRISTI =97 BISHOP =97 A 53-year old Kingsville
man is in critical condition at Brooke Army Medical Center=92s burn unit
after an explosion at a chemical plant Sunday.
was working at a process unit owned by his employer Oxea, when flammable
vapors ignited at about 6:45 p.m., burning him, according to Kingsville
community leaders and an e-mailed statement from Oxea spokeswoman Sharon
FLORENCE, Vt. (AP) =97 An
official at a Vermont calcium carbonate plant says the release of 500
pounds of finished product into the environment poses no threat to human
Officials at the Omya Inc., plant in Florence say the
fine powder was released Sunday morning when a valve on a silo
Most of the product was contained inside the plant,
but some spilled outside.
The company says there were no injuries and state and
local officials were notified.
Omya spokesman Linda Pleiman
tells the Rutland Herald workers will continue cleaning up the spill on
Calcium carbonate is made from ground marble. It is
used in thousands of products from antacid tablets to
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