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PHOENIX - A HAZMAT crew was
called to a north Phoenix hotel Thursday to investigate a portable meth
lab inside a vehicle.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos
said property crimes detectives served a search warrant on a room at
Premier Inns near Interstate 17 and Peoria Avenue, as well as a vehicle
in the parking lot, just before 5 p.m.
and other items found inside the car led police to believe the car was
being used as a portable meth lab.
WESTWOOD - A hazardous materials team was sent
Thursday to UCLA, where a spill of a cleaning agent inside a building
left three people feeling ill.
Angeles Fire Department responded at 2:31 p.m. to a report of an
"unknown chemical spill" in the Biomedical Sciences Research Building,
city fire spokesman Devin Gales said.
Three facilities workers who reported feeling nauseous
were treated at the scene, according to UCLA officials, and about 200
people were safely evacuated from the building.
South Charles E. Young Drive was closed between
Tiverton Drive and Westholme Avenue.
spilled cleaning agent, identified as chlorine dioxide, was contained by
3:30 p.m., officials said.
THE suspected suicide of a
St Albans man sparked a major chemical alert this evening, when
potentially lethal substances were found in his home.
were called at about 2pm after reports were received about the welfare
of a man in his 20s.
At about 4pm officers forced their way into his
Hatfield Road home and found him dead.
then that the suspicious substances were discovered and the fire and
ambulance services were called.
Dozens of police officers,
firefighters and ambulance personnel surrounded the scene this evening
as specialist crews wearing protective bio-hazard suits searched the
Onlookers watched on in bewilderment as a large
inflatable decontamination archway was erected in the middle of the
Streets are back open in the Coney Island area after Wednesday's hazmat
Officials say a barrel of nitric acid began to smoke
for unknown reasons when it was moved into a plastic
Advanced Composite Technologies uses the chemical in
production, and hired H20 Environmental to dispose of the chemical
Fully-suited hazmat teams had to siphon the chemical
out of the barrel and dilute it with water.
acid can be a dangerous chemical.
"It's an industrial grade
nitric acid. If it got onto your skin, it would cause severe burns. It
can cause a lot of reactions with a lot of different chemicals," said
Tom Garrison, Sparks Fire Department.
were able to mitigate the situation without incident.
chemical is still in several barrels at Advanced Composite Technologies.
H20 Environmental wil return to the scene Thursday morning to finish the
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A hazmat team is on the scene of a
300 gallon fuel spill at a terminal on Halifax Lane in
According to Captain Mike Thibeault, a foam team has
the spill contained and covered.
Crews are conducting
atmospheric monitoring in the area right now, Thibeault
No injuries or evacuation have been
Further information has not been released. We'll be
sure to update you as soon as more information becomes
COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Federal agents seized a
small amount of a suspected hazardous material from a South Main Street
home late Tuesday afternoon.
spokesman Scott Wilson said the substance, which could be lethal, was
flown to a federal laboratory in Maryland for analysis. He declined to
comment on published reports that the substance is believed to be ricin,
a deadly powder that can be produced from castor beans.
Wilson said the material was taken from a home on
South Main Street near Firestone Metro Park that recently had been
foreclosed. The new owner called police with concerns that a hazardous
material was in the house. Agents called in specially trained FBI
hazardous materials teams from Pittsburgh and Quantico, Va., Wilson
South Main Street was closed
near Vaughn Road as the Summit County Sheriff's Office and local
firefighters waited for the team's arrival. Homes and businesses in the
neighborhood were not evacuated.
agents, wearing hazmat suits, arrived at 3 p.m. and searched the
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