The Vaughan Athletic Center reopened Tuesday afternoon, after air
quality tests determined the building was safe to occupy. The pool,
however, will stay closed until further notice.
Valley Park District center on West Indian Trail was closed Monday,
after chemicals mixed in a tank emitted a strong odor starting at about
Aurora firefighters said contractors were mixing
chemicals to be used in the pool area Monday morning when one of the
materials was placed in the wrong tank. The resulting chemical reaction
created a strong odor, and the building was immediately
service station has been closed on the M1 near Sheffield following a
The fire service said a parked lorry carrying 4,000
litres of nitric acid had leaked some of its load at Woodall
The car park was evacuated at about 0930 GMT. A 50m
(164ft) cordon has been put in place around the lorry.
and fire service are involved in the incident. It is not known how much
acid has leaked.
VADODARA: Fire broke out at the Alembic Chemicals
plant on Gorwa Road on Tuesday evening leaving four persons injured. All
four were working at the ATI plant when the mishap occurred at 6.30 pm.
They were rushed to Bhailal Amin General Hospital . While three of them
suffered minor burn injuries, one of them was reported to be
According to the police, the fire broke out when a
chemical identified as acetone reacted with water in a tank. When some
employees opened the tank, they suffered burn injuries. A portion of the
plant also suffered some damages. "The fire was doused within 15 minutes
by fire-brigade officials. We have registered a non-cognisable report,"
said Gorwa police inspector M Rawal.
MADISON TWP., Ohio -- A fire is
still burning inside a chemical warehouse in Butler County.
The fire began around 1 a.m. at a Mar-Flex Systems,
Inc. warehouse at 6866 Chrisman Lane in Madison Township.
Firefighters arrived and found flames shooting from
A Hazmat crew from Middletown
advised fire officials to let the fire burn itself out, which could take
TARNTUM, Pa. -- Hazmat crews
were called to Tarentum after 44 people were evacuated from their homes
on the 300 block of West Sixth Street.
Homeowners waited for hours after neighbors reported they smelled gas
in the area, but were allowed back in their homes around 9:45 p.m. when
crews deemed the situation safe.
used gas detection meters to track down where they thought the leak
"It's in the sewer system. Once
it's in the sewage system it will get in everyone's house, and if your
traps aren't filled with water, that odor is going to come up through
your traps and fill your house up," said Mike Remper, assistant fire
Allegheny County Hazmat crews
were called to the scene to shut off valves to stop any potential
TOWNSHIP, Ohio =97 A suspicious and potentially deadly substance,
removed from a house on the 2600 block of South Main Street in Coventry
Township Tuesday, is headed to a special laboratory for
"We want to make sure we play this safe and package
the substance correctly, and take it back to Maryland and have it
analyzed properly in a laboratory," said FBI Special Agent Scott
Authorities were first alerted on Monday.
the property had recently changed, and the new owner discovered a
canister with the material inside. Local authorities were notified, and
the substance was recognized as potentially lethal. Local authorities
were notified. They recognized the substance as a potentially lethal
material and immediately contacted the FBI.
regulators missed at least two chances before the deadly explosion in
San Bruno to force Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and other utilities to
collect more accurate information on their gas pipes and use better
inspection techniques, a Chronicle investigation has found.
regulatory system allowed PG&E to use inaccurate information to
establish the San Bruno pipeline's operating pressure and to rely on an
inspection technique inappropriate for finding key weaknesses in the
pipe, records show.
A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze at
a chemical plant on Monday.
The three-alarm fire began on
McLachlan Drive near Highway 27 around 3am. Police and paramedics also
rushed to the fire.
The firefighter was seen limping
out of the building and was treated at the scene. He did not go to
The fire was extinguished by 6am.
Adrian, MI (WTVG) -- A potentially deadly chemical
leak caused quite a commotion today in Adrian.
were rushed to the hospital, a neighborhood was ordered to stay inside
with the windows closed, and schools were delayed.
at Bio-Lab, a chemical making plant in Adrian, Michigan
to make swimming pool chemicals, polluted the air. Adrian fire chief
Paul Trinka said the chemical can be deadly "at a high enough
concerntration." Fortunately, levels weren't high enough to cause
Bio-Lab manager John Poelstra says the bromine
released was "a very small amount, but bromine has very high warning
properties. So despite being such a small amount of material, it is
(ABC 6 NEWS)
-- There were some tense moments this morning at an industrial site on
the outskirts of Manly, Iowa.
"We had a call, 9-1-1 call
earlier today that there was a train car that had sulfuric acid spilling
out of it," explained Worth County Sheriff Jay Langenbau as he stook
outside his SUV, just down the road from the Manly Terminal.
is a colorless, odorless and highly corrosive liquid. About two thirds
of all fertilizers available on the market today are created from a
combination of sulfuric acid and other chemicals. It's also a key
component in batteries and wastewater treatment.
"I don't know
how much is spilling," said Sheriff Jay Langenbau. "We do have hazmat
that is up there taking a look at it and taking care of the problem up
there. So what we're doing is we're blocking the roads here and making a
A smoldering fire in a piece of
equipment at the BASF plant on Wilroy Road on Monday morning resulted in
a hazardous materials response by Suffolk emergency crews.
firefighters, rescue personnel and police responded at about 10:56 a.m.
to a report of a fire in the company=92s Acrylamide processing
A fire alarm and automatic shutdown were activated
when sensors indicated a rise in the temperature of a thermal oxidizer
pollution control device, according to Patrick Hochstrasser, BASF=92s
Suffolk site manager.
The plant was shut down and its personnel were
evacuated to another location on the BASF site while company and city
emergency workers extinguished the fire.
=93There were no employee
exposures or injuries, and air monitoring results at the plant site and
along the fence line were normal,=94 Hochstrasser said in a press
release late Monday. =93Damage was minimal.=94
smoldering thermal oxidizer would have released some volume of
acrylonitrile, a chemical that is listed by the National Fire Protection
Association as being flammable, reactive and toxic.