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Chemical spill blocks Ulan Road - Local News - News - General - Mudgee Guardian 
The Cooks Gap bush fire brigade was called to assist Fire and Rescue NSW after a chemical spill on the Ulan Road near Durridgery road last Thursday. 
The clean up took several hours. Fire and Rescue NSW bought in units from Merriwa, Gulgong and Bathurst and called for assistance from the police and ambulance.
australia  transportation  spill  response  
Large Fire Hits Tenn. Computer Refurb Business | 
A large fire Monday afternoon at a Lebanon company that specializes in refurbishing computers could be seen for about 20 miles. 
The company, Omni Resource Recovery, located at 222 Business Park Drive, was full of boxes, Styrofoam, chemical and plastic when the fire occurred at 1:30 p.m., said officials. 
Crews believe the fire started when a computer battery overheated. 
One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion but was treated and resumed fighting the fire. The 20 employees inside the business were evacuated and not hurt. 
The blaze was also accompanied by explosions after two propane gas tanks caught fire. 
There was a separate fire at the same warehouse about three weeks ago, but that fire was extinguished quickly. Crews said that fire was caused by the same problem, an overheated battery.
us_tn  industrial  fire  response  
Video: Train carrying hazardous chemicals derails in Lowndes County - The Dispatch 
A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Lowndes County early today, rolling multiple cars east of South Lehmberg Road. 

The westbound Alabama Southern Railroad train hit a broken rail at about 7:30 a.m., overturning 12 cars, according to Columbus Fire and Rescue. 

The Columbus Hazmat team was called in to assess three cars that were separately carrying nitrous oxide, turpentine and methyl phenol, a chemical used in the treatment of wood products.
us_ms  transportation  response  releases  various_chemicals  
EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for 'bomb house' owner files claim against county 
An attorney for the owners of the "bomb house" property near Escondido has demanded at least $500,000 for his clients' loss and distress, according to a claim filed with San Diego County. 
In a dramatic operation that captured national attention, authorities burned the single-story residence to the ground on Dec. 9, 2010, to destroy what they said was its huge and highly unstable stockpile of explosives. 
They said fire was the only safe way to neutralize the homemade bomb materials found throughout the cluttered house just west of Interstate 15 and north of El Norte Parkway. Authorities said the explosives included the same destructive compounds as those used in recent terrorist plots.
us_ca  home  explosives  followup  
Beet truck collides with gas truck near Filer | KTVB.COM | KTVB.COM | Boise, Idaho news 
TWIN FALLS COUNTY -- Twin Falls County officials are on the scene of an hazmat incident near the intersection of Highway 30 and 2500 East, just east of Filer. 
The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. when a semi-truck carrying beets driven by Eric Palmer, 26, of Twin Falls, ran into a semi-truck with two trailers -- carrying unleaded and diesel fuel --  driven by Cory Slippey, 35, of Rupert, while it was stopped at a railroad crossing. 
Twin Falls County tells KTVB around 3,500 gallons of fuel -- both diesel and unleaded -- have leaked from the truck. State hazmat crews are responding to the scene to clean up the spill.
us_id  releases  transportation  petroleum  response  
3 injured in mishap at chemical unit 
Three workers sustained injuries when an open vessel containing a chemical concoction collapsed in Makarpura on Saturday. 

The incident occurred when workers of Sujata Chemicals were mixing chemicals in the vessel, the Makarpura police said. Gangaram Vasava and Mangal Macchi received burn injuries from the toxic concoction, while Mangilal Damor sustained injuries as he fell from a height when the vessel collapsed. The three were rushed to the SSG Hospital in Vadodara. The police said a complaint was lodged about the incident, and samples of the chemicals have been sent to the Forensic Science Lab for tests.
india  injuries  industrial  releases  
3 schoolboys suffer burns as gas tanker catches fire, News - City - Mumbai Mirror 
Three children sustained severe burns after a tanker carrying gas, which they were walking past, suddenly burst into flames. 

According to Chembur police, driver Shivbahadur Yadav was driving to the Rashtriya Chemical Factory (RCF) at around 6 am on Monday. 

He was returning after having delivered a combustible gas to a factory in Panjarpole. 

=93The tanker was waiting at the signal near Vasant Park when flames suddenly erupted from beneath it,=94 said Bhimdev Rathod, senior police inspector, Chembur Police Station. 

He added that three schoolboys, who were close to the tanker at the time, sustained burns on their hands and bodies. All were rushed to a nearby hospital.
india  transportation  explosion  injuries  
Chemical spill being cleaned up, nash, spill, chemical - News - YumaSun 
Firefighters from the Yuma Fire Department were being assisted by city of Yuma employees in the cleanup of a ferrous chloride spill at a sewage lift station Monday. 

According to Dave Nash, public affairs manager for the city, the spill of 150 gallons of the chemical, which is used to alleviate odors from the sewage system, resulted from a break in an underground pipeline between the lift station and the site where it is injected into the sewer system. 

=93We were on it right away. We have properly trained, properly equipped individuals on scene.=94 

Nash said the spill was discovered shortly before 9 a.m. by employees from the city's water pollution control unit, who were making their morning rounds of the facility.
us_az  spill  ferric_chloride  industrial  response  
Henrico - Emergency crew sent to hospital after exposure to poisonous chemical | - Fire & EMS News 
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Emergency crews are in the process of being released from the hospital after they were exposed to a chemical one woman hoped would kill her. 

This all started around 1 a.m. Monday in the 9,000 block of Brook Road. 

Police say a woman called 911 from inside her car saying she was going to kill herself with a chemical called methyl bromide.
us_va  illegal  suicide  response  injuries  

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