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MILWAUKEE =97 Firefighters and hazardous materials
handlers have responded to a fire at a metal plating factory in
Plating uses a lot of chemicals at its electroplating and metal
finishing plant. Firefighters are concerned about what they're
Fire Chief Randall Zingler says the fire is in an area where there are
large vats of acid and the ventilation system is
Six people, including three
firefighters, got sick today after being exposed to a fumigating agent
in the Hampshire Hills neighborhood in Charlotte.
crews and more than 20 firefighters responded to an incident involving
hazardous materials just before 3 p.m. on Cove Creek Drive, off The
Plaza near Eastway Drive.
The ill firefighters were taken to Presbyterian
Hospital for evaluation. Two paramedics and another person also became
ill and went to a hospital with non-life threatening
Charlotte Fire Department spokesman Capt. Mark
Basnight could not be reached for more details or explanation about what
chemicals appear to have been involved.
Lehigh County HazMat team along with other state environmental agencies
mopped up 39,000 pounds of concentrated apple juice in Lower Saucon
Township after a tractor-trailer carrying the sweet beverage overturned
on Route 33 Wednesday evening, police say.
was injured in the crash that prompted a more than three-hour cleanup,
according to a Pennsylvania State Police report.
Emir Causevic, 43, of Fort Wayne, Ind., failed to slow down as he tried
to take the Route 33 exit from Interstate 78 about 6:13 p.m., police
say. The fruity cargo in the truck shifted during the sharp turn and
flipped the trailer, according to police.
The ramp from southbound K-96 to eastbound Kellogg is
back open after being closed most of the day.
rolled over this morning, closing the ramp. Investigators say the truck
was carrying florescent lightbulbs. While the bulbs stayed inside the
cargo area, they broke and spilled a potentially hazardous chemical
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA) -- Hazmat crews responded to
the scene of a gas leak that shut down a portion of Route 355 in
Gaithersburg early Thursday morning.
A spokesperson for
Washington Gas says a paver ran over a valve in a gas main causing a
leak in the area of Route 355 and Professional Drive. It happened around
2:20 a.m. Fire officials say the damage occurred in a six-inch
A Washington Gas repair crew is still on the scene
addressing the problem.
According to Montgomery County Police officials, all
lanes of Route 355 were closed for a time, however, the southbound lanes
were reopened fairly quickly, and one lane of northbound traffic began
to move around 6:30 a.m.
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A
chemical explosion forced more than 100 people out of their homes as
authorities evacuated a Vancouver apartment complex Wednesday
The explosion happened
around 7:30 p.m. at a building located on Southeast Evergreen
According to investigators,
a maintenance man mixed several chemicals together, which caused the
He was treated at a nearby
hospital for minor injuries.
has also learned that explosion may have something to do with a piece of
equipment that introduces chlorine into a pool.
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will enhance
security at all its refineries following the fire at the borough pit in
Koyali refinery this June.
Sources said though the damage was negligible, the
fire near Vadodara drew attention as it was the second in a row after
the fire at IOCL=92s Jaipur installation.
Panipat(Haryana Live):A major tragedy averted when the
chemical storage vessels in Panipat refinery caught fire on
According to information a junior engineers,
Kuteshwar, and employee Chander Bhan sustained burn injuries in the
The incident occurred in the afternoon when leakage in
the vessel containing triethylaluminum catches fire after coming in
contact with atmospheric air.
The disaster management cell (DMC) of the refinery
swung into action and bring the fire under control.
WHITPAIN =97 A Whitpain man was arrested over the
weekend for allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab in the basement of
his mother's Belfry Drive home.
Francis C. Nolan III, 45,
who was living in his mother's residence at the time of his arrest, was
charged Sunday with manufacturing methamphetamine, risking or causing a
catastrophe, manufacturing illegal narcotics, possession of illegal
narcotics and possession of drug Paraphernalia, according to a criminal
Dian Nolan, who told Whitpain police she only went to
the basement to wash and dry clothes, smelled a chemical odor there and
became concerned. Later, a daughter who had studied chemistry in college
came over to investigate.
Australia=92s third largest
cocaine bust has put an Eden man behind bars in Queensland while he
faces charges for importing and exporting almost half a ton of the
Elfar, 49, did not apply for bail after his October 13 appearance in
Brisbane Magistrates Court and is awaiting a second appearance on
Simon Charles Golding, 41, of Waterloo was also
charged with the same offence and detained, along with Geoffrey Stewart
Triplett, 38, who was charged with possession of an unlawfully imported
border controlled drug.
The trio face life imprisonment if
The bust occurred at Scarborough Marina near Brisbane
on Tuesday, October 12, yielding 464 kilograms of cocaine which was
bagged and wrapped in tape aboard the 12 metre yacht
Later that night, armed with a Commonwealth warrant,
police uncovered a clandestine laboratory in Eden.
A fire has engulfed a chemical plant in the eastern
Chinese city of Nanjing as the country suffers from many fatal
broke out at about 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency
black smoke could be seen over the area and witnesses reported the sound
of an explosion at the site.
Firefighters are on the scene trying to bring the flames
still not clear if anyone was killed or injured in the incident.
suffers from such industrial accidents, and the government has given top
priority to industrial safety to detect and eliminate hidden disasters
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A chemical accident at a north side
business has sent two workers to the hospital.
lunchtime, a lab worker at a business on Hollister at Hillmont in
northwest Houston discarded some chemicals in a bucket, causing a
reaction. The mixture created sulfuric acid and nitric acid. Houston
Fire Department and HazMat units were called to the
No evacuations were called
for and there's no threat to the community. Two workers were taken to an
area hospital to be checked out as a precaution.
LUCIE =97 Several thousand gallons of a diluted blend of reacted lime
and calcium carbonate spilled after a tanker truck rolled over Wednesday
morning, shutting down an intersection for hours as crews worked to
clean up the tawny colored material, officials said.
not in the least environmentally damaging or dangerous,=94 said Donna
Rhoden, safety and public affairs manager for Port St. Lucie
Rhoden said the truck had been northbound on Airoso
Boulevard about 9:30 a.m. and was turning right onto St. James Drive to
continue north. The city-contracted truck was hauling a diluted blend of
reacted lime and calcium carbonate =97 a byproduct of a process at a
city water treatment plant =97 to a drying bed or facility. She said
several thousand gallons spilled, though said it was less than 6,000
Around 9:45 a.m. this morning, Oct. 20, a chemical
reaction caused a small fire in a second floor science class at Deer
Park Junior Senior High School.
There were seven students
and one teacher in the class at the time. No one was injured. The fire
was contained to classroom and a fire extinguisher was used to put out
All students and staff were evacuated while Deer
Park/Silverton firefighters surveyed the situation. Fire officials said
the biggest problem came from the dust from the fire
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Fire Department crews and hazmat
teams came to the scene of a two-alarm fire at a metal plating company
that has dangerous chemicals.
The fire happened at Artistic Plating on the corner of
North 4th Street and West Cherry Street in Downtown Milwaukee
at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday morning.
The company does
electroplating and metal finishes. They use lots of chemicals,
Central Oregon no longer has it's own local Hazmat
team. So when a persistently strange smell started coming from this
neighborhood on Edgewater Street, a team was brought in from Salem.
While local police and fire shut down the road.
Hazmat teams gear up, putting on protective orange
suits to investigate a smell that caused neighbors to call for
"Initial crews basically
described the smell as used fireworks. So kind of that either a
phosphorous or sulfur smell."
fire department looked for the source but found nothing. After 45
minutes, they make the call to the nearest hazmat team in
"It was here for a long
time. The smell was here for a long time, which is not
The neighborhood was not
evacuated but Edgwater and 5th Street are closed. People near by asked
to stay inside as the careful investigation gets
"We do what's called a
level-A entry, which is the top, the highest level of protection,
because we don't know what the source is."
With specialized equipment, teams of two tested areas
around the house where the smell seemed to be coming. They go in,
continuing to search, but in the end.
"We haven't been able to pinpoint the cause of the
About 8-hours after the
initial call, extensive testing complete, the hazmat team gave the all
The strange odor, gone and
still a mystery.
MIDDLETOWN =97 The clear substance found near the
Wilcox apartment complex last week has been identified as hydroflouric
acid, a highly corrosive liquid and contact poison, officials said
Shortly before noon on Oct. 14, officials received a
911 call after three members of the complex=92s maintenance staff found
a 10-gallon bucket filled with clear liquid while cleaning the banks of
a nearby brook.
Eyewitness reports revealed that some of the liquid
spilled into the brook, which leads to a pond, and created a vapor-like
cloud which could be seen for several hours thereafter. The substance
reacted with the moisture in the air to create the cloud, said state
Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Cyndy
The reason why the container was there remains
unknown. However, it appeared to be an =93old historic drum=94 dumped
there years ago, Chanaca said. It has since been sent by the DEP to an
approved disposal facility for discarding.
crews are trying to determine what led to an apparent fuel leak into the
Emergency crews responded to a call Tuesday night
about an odd-smelling slick on the river. Authorities believe it was
some kind of fuel, possibly diesel. Workers deployed booms to isolate
Harrisburg fire Captain Mick Shrauder tells WHTM-TV
that it's unclear if the slick was a result of a leak or came from a
Harrisburg's water supply was not affected, but the
water plant in Steelton farther down the river was shut down as a