County Church Evacuated Due to Fumes | NBC Philadelphia
Bucks County officials are calling this a "mass
A call was
placed to emergency services around 9:40 a.m. reporting people fainting
at the church on Almshouse Road. Police, fire officials, and hazmat
teams quickly responded to the scence. Members of the first response
crew that entered the church were also sickened by the
The county labeled the event
"code yellow," requiring additional emergency workers.
The church had been filling up with people who had
come for the 10 a.m. service. There were about 300 people inside the
church at the time of the incident. While emergency responders went to
work, churchgoers held Mass outside on the church parking lot.
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=E2=9C=AD SunLive - Metal burns at chemical plant -
The Bays' News First
smoke billowed into the air at a Mount Maunganui chemical plant on
Sunday night after metal filters in an open yard caught
Fire fighters arrived at
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Limited on Totara Street at about 7.30pm to
battle the blaze.
It took them
close to an hour to completely extinguish the fire.
Outiside Hexion Specialty Chemicals Limited on
Tauranga senior station officer, Mark Keller, says
the metal filters were full of a flammable resin.
He says the build up of resin is formed when the
filters are used to process pine tree extract into
"The fire started in
the metal filters and at this stage we think it was caused by chemical
spread to other metal components in the yard, including a shipping
=E2=9C=AD HAZMAT Team Finds Chemicals at Smelly
Hastings House | Firstcoastnews.com
HASTINGS, Fla. -- Drums of
chemicals were likely the cause of a foul odor in the Flagler Estates
neighborhood, police said.
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responded this
evening to a bad smell coming from the back yard of a home in the
Flagler Estates neighborhood in Hastings, according to SJCSO Sgt. Chuck
The home had been foreclosed on and officials found
drums of what they said are chemicals left behind by the former
It does not seem to be a drug situation or a meth
lab, Mulligan said.
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=E2=9C=AD Green chemical in
B.C. river not toxic, study confirms
=E2=80=94 The chemical that turned Victoria=E2=80=99s Goldstream River
green earlier this week has been confirmed as
Water samples taken Wednesday from the river and
from a green-spouting fountain in Veterans Memorial Park were sent to
Environment Canada=E2=80=99s Pacific Environmental Science Centre in
North Vancouver for assessment, said Dan Gilmore, provincial environment
"Test results . . . confirm the substance
causing the green colour in the river and the fountain was
fluorescein,=" Gilmore said.
"Fluorescein is a
synthetic organic compound soluble in water and alcohol. It is widely
used as a fluorescent tracer for many applications. The product itself
and its products of degradation are not toxic.="
Based on the
flow rate of the river, the probable concentration of fluorescein and
lab results, Environment Ministry staff do not believe that fish or fish
habitat were harmed during this incident, Gilmore said.
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=E2=9C=AD Chemical reaction sparks fire at Amarillo
business : News :
-- A chemical reaction, sparked a fire Wednesday night at Amarillo
Artificial Brace and Limb at 713 North Taylor. Around 9:50, firefighters
responded to the call, it took 28 firefighters to put the blaze out
staying on scene until just before 1:30 a.m.
said that the fire started in a closet, a chemical reaction was the heat
source that sparked the blaze. Oily rags stored in the closet
contributed to the fire, as it spread to the roof deck.
The roof was
heavily damaged, and adjacent areas had minor smoke and water
=E2=9C=AD Minnesota sues 3M
over chemical disposal - Bloomberg
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) =E2=80=94 The state of Minnesota sued 3M Co. on
Thursday, alleging its disposal of chemicals once used to make
Scotchgard fabric protector and other products damaged the state's
natural resources, including more than 100 miles of the Mississippi
The lawsuit, filed in Hennepin County, demands 3M
pay for the damage, which the state says includes the loss of fish and
damage to groundwater, surface water and sediment. The lawsuit doesn't
specify the cost of the damage.
"3M made a mess, they
contaminated the waters," Attorney General Lori Swanson said. "We want
them to step up and make it right."
3M spokesman Bill Nelson said
Thursday that 3M has stepped up, pledging to pay the state up to $8
million to cover some direct costs of cleanup and $5 million to fund
environmental research into the chemicals. 3M also is working on
remediation at its disposal sites.
The lawsuit focuses on 3M's
disposal of perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, and their compounds. The
Maplewood-based 3M began producing PFCs in the 1940s, and legally
disposed of them in landfills until the early 1970s =E2=80=94 when the
company built a corporate incinerator to handle the waste.
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News - Witney health centre chemical leak sparks
Twenty-five firefighters were
called to a health centre laboratory in Oxfordshire following a chemical
A strong smell of ammonia was reported from a
laboratory fridge in the Windrush Health Centre, Witney. It was then
Three people were checked over by paramedics after
breathing in fumes during the leak on Wednesday at 1500
The fridge was removed by specialist crews who
ventilated the building.
A specialist environmental protection unit was also
called to the scene as well as two fire engines, before the centre
reopened two hours later.
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=E2=9C=AD WPD: Four teens arrested for exploding
porch bottle bomb | WWAY NewsChannel 3 | Wilmington NC
WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE)
- WPD officers responded to a chemical bottle bomb explosion at 3950
Appleton Way at 12:50 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The victim reported
that when he answered the doorbell, the bottle bomb detonated, causing
damage to the residence. Responding officers also found a second bomb at
the scene that had not exploded. Initially there were no
At 4:30 p.m. on the same day (Wednesday afternoon),
a citizen called 911 to report that some teenagers at 3927 Appleton Way
were blowing up bottles in their backyard. Responding officers
determined that the suspects at 3927 Appleton Way had been involved in
the earlier incident. When WPD detectives interviewed them, all four
suspects were implicated in the manufacture and explosion of the device
used at 3950 Appleton Way. All were charged with Malicious Use of an
Explosive Device. Arrested:
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UPDATE: All lanes reopened on I-20 after big-rig fire - KLTV 7 News
Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |
COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - All lanes of Interstate 20 between Longivew and
Marshall are now open.
According to Harrison County officials, at around
5:30, Thursday morning, a semi-truck carrying cooking oil and aerosol
cans of cooking spray had a tire blowout on I-20 westbound at mile
marker 612. The trailer of the truck as well as the load it was carrying
Hazmat and other emergency crews had to wash the oil
off the roadway and clean up the aerosol cans.
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=E2=9C=AD Chemical Spill Evacuates the Oregon
Primate Center | ThePortlander
A chlorine gas
leak caused the evacuation of an Oregon National Primate Center building
in Hillsboro Wednesday morning along with a response from firefighters
and a Hazardous Materials Team. The incident happened around 9am when
Primate Center employees reported a chemical leak. Tualatin Valley Fire
& Rescue=E2=80=99s (TVF&R) Engine 64 from the nearby Somerset
Station, arrived minutes later. They requested additional resources from
the Hillsboro Fire Department and also the regional hazardous materials
Firefighters entered the
building known as the Animal Services ABSL3 building and found two 4=E2=80
=B2 tall chlorine cylinders strapped to a cart. They shut off the flow
of chlorine and began monitoring the air quality inside the building.
The Hazardous Materials Team later removed the two tanks from the
building and continued to monitor the air quality inside the
Health and Safety workers say they were preparing to disinfect a
laboratory area with chlorine when one worker said she heard an unusual
pop from the chlorine tank=E2=80=99s regulator as she opened the
tank=E2=80=99s valve and then began smelling chlorine gas. She quickly
activated the building=E2=80=99s safety system, evacuated fellow workers
and sheltered the primates in place. The safety systems include an air
flow ventilation system that prevented the leaked chlorine gas in the
hallway from entering any of the rooms occupied by the primates. No one
chlorine releases response
Chemical fire clears crowded Sunshine Plaza
A busy Sunshine Coast shopping complex was evacuated
yesterday after the chemical acetone ignited inside a beauty and day
Thousands of customers and staff at Sunshine Plaza
in Maroochydore were told to leave about 1pm after a fire broke out in
one of the treatment rooms of Pure Indulgence, on the upper floor of the
The fire was contained to the one room, which
suffered smoke and fire damage.
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New Zealand : News : Regional : Chemical spill contained at building
Fire crews have contained a
chemical spill at a helicopter maintenance company near
Two staff at Airwork New
Zealand at Ardmore Airport were evacuated and the site was cordoned off
on Thursday morning.
litres of chromic acid was found to have leaked.
The Fire Service says the chemical has now been
neutralised and absorbed, and the building has been
nz spill releases
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Plating fire cleanup may close Rosemary Street for up to 2 weeks | lansingstatejournal.com
Lansing State Journal
LANSING TWP. --
Crews continue to clean up contaminated water today following a Monday
fire that destroyed Adams Plating Co. at 521 Rosemary St. in Lansing
The business, which was used primarily for chrome,
copper and nickel electroplating, housed hazardous chemicals including
Preliminary testing shows that chromium trioxide, a
type of hexavalent chromium, was the most prevalent chemical found in
the water. The chemical is not in high enough concentrations to be a
direct contact threat, said Jeff Lippert, federal on-scene coordinator
for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
can cause respiratory problems and lead to an increased risk of lung
cancer if inhaled in very high concentrations.
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=E2=9C=AD Container of liquid-filled vials found in
safe believed to - Local News - WRGB CBS 6 Albany
ALBANY -- Police say a man brought into their
headquarters Wednesday morning a plastic container containing what was
originally thought to be a possibly hazardous substance.
The man said
his son found the container of liquid-filled ampoules inside a safe he'd
opened this morning, and was afraid it may be hazardous, according to
public safety spokesperson Det. James Miller. The Albany Fire Department
haz-mat team responded and removed the ampoules, and State Police took
Investigators believe at this time the liquid may be
phosgene, a chemical gas used in World War I, as well as to safeguard
=E2=9C=AD Report: Mass. Blast Not the Fault of Gas
Company - ABC News
investigators have concluded that a fatal explosion at a condominium
project last summer was not the result of the delivery of odorless
propane gas from a Westfield, Mass., distributor, as initially
The report from Fire Marshal Stephen Coan's office
into the July explosion in Norfolk instead pointed to another possible
cause =E2=80=94 a phenomenon known as "odorant fade."
That can occur
when the chemical that gives propane its distinctive "rotten eggs" smell
fades over time. Odorant fade can occur in new tanks or tanks that have
run dry and are only partially filled.
1,000-gallon tank at the condominium construction site had only 200
gallons of propane in it at the time of the explosion, which killed an
electrician and injured three others workers and two firefighters.
Workers said they did not smell gas before the blast.
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=E2=9C=AD Memorial for fallen
Koeser was killed while fighting a dumpster fire in Calumet County on
December 29, 2009. Officials say water and foam the department was using
to put out the fire caused a chemical reaction with products in the
dumpster. There was an explosion and Koeser was tossed approximately 60
"It still doesn=E2=80=99t seem real, it feels like
it just happened yesterday," said Kelly Wallesh, the mother of Koeser's
5-year-old daughter Lexus.
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explosion not a bomb
Commissioner of Police for the Plateau State Command, Abdulramman Akano,
has refuted reports of last night=E2=80=99s bomb explosion in Barkin
Ladi. At around 11.30pm yesterday, an explosion which was thought to be
a bomb rocked Barkin Ladi, a town on the outskirts of Jos. Initial
reports suggested that a person, thought to be the carrier of the bomb
had died in the explosion before he could reach his target. Mr. Akano,
however insists journalists got it wrong. According to him the explosion
took place in a laboratory in a secondary school when a chemistry
teacher at the Islamic Orientation Secondary School was conducting an
experiment with his students.
He said the teacher, Abubakar Musa, did not die, but
was hurt and is being treated in a hospital. The commissioner also said
the explosion occurred at around 4 in the afternoon rather than late at
night as reported by media outlets.
Details of happenings in Jos
remain very sketchy as movement is still patchy. Residents remain
apprehensive and there is very little in the way of public transport,
forcing even those who want to move around to stay indoors.
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