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(FOX19) - Suspicious liquid, bomb-making items and booklets on how to
make bombs were found Sunday Morning in a Norwood storage
Norwood police say someone was cleaning out a unit
after the person died... when they found the items around 11:00 Sunday
The Cincinnati Fire Department Bomb Squad and a hazmat
unit were called out to dispose of the materials in the 4900 block of
The Inner Loop of the Beltway is closed between Old
Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike due to an accident
involving a tractor-trailer and a car.
The truck is overturned and in a wooded area off the
highway. The truck driver was still in the vehicle at last
The driver of the
car was taken to a local hospital in serious
Hazmat crews have been
called to the scene due to a fuel leak from one of the truck's saddle
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A man who
was making a smoke bomb was hurt when it went off Sunday afternoon in
Holly Hill. And the explosion shut down part of his neighborhood for
more than an hour.
Scott Lemansky, 43, was severly hurt in the
blast. Volusia County Hazmat teams and the bomb squad were called out to
Walker Street after the smoke bomb went off.
fire marshall's office is looking investigating why Lemansky was mixing
chemicals and making a bomb.
Specially trained firefighters are still at the scene of a sodium
hydroxide spill inside a water pumping station at 91 Smith St. in West
The area of the spill has been contained and no
evacuations have been ordered, Hyannis Fire Lt. Thomas Kenney said.
Water service to residents and businesses in the area has not been
However, because of the caustic nature of sodium
hydroxide - a chemical used in water purification - the scene has been
declared a Level 2 hazmat situation.
workers were wounded in a blaze after an oil storage exploded in
southwest China's city of Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, Friday
night, a local official said.
The explosion occurred in an industrial zone located
at the east suburbs of Kunming at about 7 p.m., said Wen Zhiping, an
official of the industrial zone.
Twenty four fire engines
rushed to the scene. The blaze was put out at about 8
The injured are being hospitalized, doctors said,
adding that the wounds are not life-threatening.
initial probe shows that the explosion was caused by the ignition of
residual oil in an oil tank while the workers were welding
The oil storage was owned by China Petroleum and
Chemical Corporation, or Sinopec, one of the country's largest oil
refiners, but had been rent to a local private
An explosion in a Chinese coal mine has killed 20
workers and trapped over 30 underground in Yuzhou City.
to Xinhua news agency, the blast happened at about 6 a.m. on Saturday
Rescuers have retrieved 20 bodies, and are still
searching for other miners.
The mine is owned by Pingyu Coal and Electric Co.
Ltd., a company jointly established by Zhong Ping Energy Chemical Group
and China Power Investment Corp.he China blast comes shortly after the
world was riveted by the Chile's dramatic rescue of 33 trapped miners
after they spent over two months in the collapsed San Jose copper and
gold mine. (ANI)
students created a scare at a middle school in Brooklyn by pouring a
potentially dangerous chemical into the hands of unsuspecting classmates
-- leading to a hazmat response that included cops and firefighters,
officials disclosed yesterday.
Six students from Seth Low
IS 96 in Bensonhurst were taken to Coney Island Hospital as a
Several others were taken to emergency rooms by their
parents after Thursday's incident.
Officials said no one was
seriously injured. In a letter sent to parents yesterday, principal
Denise Sandra Levinsky reported that two students took a bottle of
potassium bichromate from a science class and sprinkled some of the
powder into the hands of other kids -- "at least two of whom then licked
The crystalline chemical is bright reddish orange in
color and is used as an oxidizing agent and in pyrotechnics, explosives
Aaron Moody not only saw remnants of Thursday
afternoon's crash, but he's been smelling it ever
"There was a lot of gas coming down that little creek
back there. I know that. I saw a lot of that. The
first night I woke up and couldn't hardly sleep it smell so bad,=94 said
With the gas tanker spill in sight of his house that
dumped about three thousand gallons of gas into the ground, moody is
concerned about drinking his well water.
don't know if it's going to get in the water supply
chemical spill in Orewa has turned out to be nothing more harmful
than weed spray used by the council.
Orewa's central business
district was locked down and people evacuated while fire crews
Fire Service spokesman Scott Osmond
said many were concerned about the unusual smell but it had
been confirmed as non-hazardous and people allowed back in the
LOS ANGELES=97One person has been hospitalized after a
possible chemical leak at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in
Fire officials say the
purported leak was reported shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. A strange odor
made several people feel sick while workers were sanitizing
The condition of the
hospitalized person wasn't known.
Firefighters don't know the source of the strange odor nor
the type of chemical.
PARK =97 A 76-year-old woman and two workmen had to run for their lives
Friday afternoon when her house, filled with fumes from wood-refinishing
chemical, burst into flames, fire officials said.
neighbor said he saw smoke drifting out the open front door of the
single-story house on Pershing Drive near Dwight Street about 3:20
William Townley walked up to the front porch =93and
huge flames came out the front door.=94
said homeowner Margaret Walter ran out a side door and the workers also
got out before the house became engulfed in flames.
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Fort
Smith police said a duplex home on 2623 Louisville St. suffered some
damage after a meth lab explosion inside.
Fort Smith police were dispatched to 2623 Louisville
Street around 10 p.m. Friday in reference to a
Police reports listed
Jacqueline Johnson as the renter of the home and said she was the one
who reported the burglary.
told police she had been out of town for a few days and came back to
find her garage door blown out.
Springs Police officers, Hazmat team members and Springs fire fighters
responded to a house on Willamette Avenue in Colorado
Authorities said Friday evening a man who reportedly
threatened to blow up his house was not inside when they went into the
Sources on the scene said natural gas was left on in
Police blocked off a portion of Willamette going
west-bound, but said it would likely re-open around 7
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Hazmat crews did not find any
hazardous material near the Mission Basilica Friday morning, where more
than a dozen kids suddenly felt sick at the same time.
people, including 13 kids and three adults, suddenly felt light-headed
and dizzy while inside the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano at
31641 Camino Capistrano, said Capt. Greg McKeown of the Orange County
Authorities are trying to determine what caused 11
people, mostly children, to suddenly feel sick Friday morning inside the
Mission Basilica. After searching the church for more than 2 hours,
Hazardous Material units from the Orange County Fire Authority found
A total of 16 people were treated outside of the
church, but people told paramedics that they felt their symptoms were
beginning to dissipate, McKeown said. No one was taken to a local
Hungary, October 15, 2010 (ENS) - Hungarian Police are interrogating a
second suspect in Hungary's worst ecological disaster, the October 4
spill of toxic red sludge from an aluminum plant in western Hungary that
killed at least eight people and injured more than 150 others. Fifty
injured people are still hospitalized, including two in critical
One of the executives of MAL Hungarian Aluminium Zrt,
identified by police only as Jozsef D., is "subject to suspicion beyond
reasonable doubt for criminal negligence, leading to public endangerment
and environmental damages," the police said in a statement
According the the National Bureau of Investigation,
"The suspect failed to prepare measures that were necessary for disaster
relief efforts, as well as the protection of life, physical safety of
people and assets during similar disasters and failed to establish
defence structures, signalling and alarm systems that would mitigate the
impact of such disasters."
BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Employees were evacuated after they smelled a
strange odor in a South Florida clinic.
Memorial Health Care System building near Stirling Road and South
Federal Highway was evacuated after workers reported a gas smell,
HazMat crews discovered the smell came from
newly-installed air fresheners.
One person was taken to the
hospital as a precaution.
EDINA, Minn. - Edina High School and Valley View
Middle School were evacuated and closed Friday morning after a small
chemical leak in a storage room at the high school.
police and firefighters were called to the school at 6754 Valley View
Road to assess the scene after a custodian came across the leak around 8
a.m. The custodian was treated for his exposure at the scene as a hazmat
crew went to work cleaning up the chemicals.
Superintendent Ric Dressen said the schools would remain
closed for the day.
originated from a chemical neutralization tank used to hold and
neutralize discarded chemicals from the school=92s science labs. The
tank had backed up and began leaking onto the high school floor. Test
results showed that the chemical mixture had already been neutralized,
and did not pose an immediate health threat.
was cleaned up by noon, but the incident throws a small curveball in
this weekend's homecoming plans at Edina High School. Friday night=92s
football game will go on as scheduled, but Saturday=92s dance will be
moved to a community center.
Orewa's central business
district has re-opened after being locked down amid fears there may have
been a chemical spill.
The Hibiscus Coast town was evacuated as fire crews
Fire Service Spokesman, Scott Osmond, says they were
concerned about the unusual smell that pervaded the centre of Orewa for
"It has been identified as a smell caused by weed
spray used by the council," he told Newstalk ZB, "there's no hazard to
anyone's health and the area's now safe for public access and
Osmond said it was just the smell that was unpleasant
and that there had been no complaints from people irritated by the
An MSU student had a negative reaction to chemicals he
had been working with Monday evening while in the Biomedical and
Physical Sciences Building, MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor
The student, a 23-year-old male, called the
complainant, a 45-year-old female MSU employee, after reacting to the
chemicals, McGlothian-Taylor said.
The Office of Radiation,
Chemical and Biological Safety, East Lansing Fire Department and the
East Lansing Police Department all responded to the
The exposure was at a non-lethal level, and the
student was taken to Lansing=92s Sparrow Hospital.
in More Hall accidentally caused a fire while sterilizing his lab
equipment with ethanol during a chemistry experiment. While the student
was trying to stop the fire, some of the ethanol fell to the floor and
caused a small fire in the cabinetry below the countertops. Seattle Fire
Department (SFD) firefighters were called to the scene and replacement
costs are estimated at about $1,000.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg
(D-N.J.), and Reps. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who
introduced reform bills, say they'll reintroduce them next year. But
industry lobbyists will also be back, making it likely that the
stalemate will continue -- even if the Republicans don't gain any
additional seats in Congress.