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narcotics detectives are conducting an investigation after discovering a
drug disposal site near the Fremont Campground Area in Los Padres
National Forest last week.
Construction workers reported the methamphetamine by-product
dumpsite to authorities last Thursday. A member of the Santa Barbara
County Fire Department=92s Hazmat division arrived at the location and
transported the waste to a disposal facility.
According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff=92s
Department Public Information Officer Drew Sugars, detectives suspect
the site was also the location of an illegal drug lab.
WEST POTTSGROVE =97 Crews from 97 agencies, including
dozens of fire companies from three counties, were held at bay for hours
Monday by flames and massive plumes of smoke after fire broke out at a
plastics recycling facility on the Universal Concrete
It took crews until around 1 p.m. =97 more than five
hours after the fire was reported =97 to get the blaze under
West End Fire Company Assistant Chief Andy Mitz, who
was the incident commander, explained that crews were attempting to
attack the building fire at 400 Old Reading Pike from the exterior
before they took the chance of entering the facility.
chemical spill on the main street of Kurow was quickly cleaned up by
fire crew and members of the public, police say.
Craig Bennett said insecticide and herbicide spilt from two 10-litre
tanks on the corner of Bledisloe St and State Highway 82 yesterday after
the tanks fell out of a truck door. The latch was loose and as the
driver rounded the corner, the tanks fell out and were partially
ruptured when they hit the ground.
"I believe the driver
stopped straightaway," Mr Bennett said. "He's turned the corner and
obviously heard stuff move ... he's realised the catch of the door
FOUR men were taken to hospital and an industrial site
was evacuated after a chemical spill at a freight depot in Haydock last
More than 400 litres of a highly flammable chemical
leaked into the drainage system of the site after two drums were
ruptured by a fork lift truck at about 9.30pm on
A 300-metre cordon was put in place and fire crews
were joined by the Hazardous Area Response Team at Rhys Davies Freight
off Wilcock Road, Haydock.
The four members of staff were taken to hospital
suffering possible chemical inhalation and the entire Old Boston Trading
Estate was evacuated.
The chemical, ethoxypropionate, was contained on site
by the interceptor drains.
TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) - One person is confirmed dead
and another seriously injured after 10,000 gallon tanker exploded at the
DuPont plant on River Road in Tonawanda.
The tanker, which is normally filled with the chemical
known as poly vinyl fluoride, exploded around 11:10 a.m., but was
The northbound lanes of Highway 99 are open again
being closed for approximately three hours Tuesday afternoon. The
northbound lanes of Highway 99 were closed at 3 p.m. at Avenue 328 near
Traver due to a hazardous chemical spill.
Fire Department dispatched a hazardous-materials, or hazmat, team just
after 3 p.m. to deal with what is described as a =93chemical spill=94 on
the northbound lanes of Hwy 99 at Traver, officials
Traffic on northbound Highway 99 was backed up to
Highway 198. The California Highway Patrol responded to reports of an
accident in the vicinity and motorists were advised to avoid the area
and use alternate routes.
AZ (KOLD) - An explosive combination resulted in the evacuation of at
least twenty employees at the Gerome Maturating facility, located on
36th Street near Palo Verde.
One worker risked his own safety and tried putting out
the fire, says Gerome's supervisor, Julio Valdez.
trying to extinguish the flames with the fire extinguisher, I guess he
got too close; he inhaled some of the smoke," Valdez
That employee was treated and
Sixteen others were evaluated on scene while eight
fire fighters also were seen by medical personal., one of whom went to
the hospital for further evaluation.
Tucson Fire Captain Brain
Delf says the hazmat situation could have been much worse, because the
metals inside the drum were toxic and highly explosive.
aluminum, powder magnesium those are a couple of things you would find
in fireworks," Delf said.
The fire was contained inside a fifty-five gallon
Fire crews couldn't do much in this case but wait for
hours until the fire put its self out.
metal fires we can't use water or anything that is going to take
humidity even form the air to try to extinguish it or cool the metals or
it will explode," Delf said.