-- Local 4 crews are on the way to a hazmat situation involving an
ammonium nitrate spill caused by a train derailment.
The train derailed early Monday morning in Capac,
Mich. which is located in St. Clair County, between Port Huron and
St. Clair County Sheriff's said
two cars derailed on a Canadian National train and spilled ammonium
nitrate in fertilizer form.
evacuations have been ordered.
(ARCADIA, Ohio) -- A freight train carrying ethanol
derailed near Arcadia, Ohio, early Sunday morning, causing more than a
dozen tankers to catch fire and forcing nearby residents to evacuate
A fireball could be seen from up to 15 miles away.
There were no immediate reports of injures.
Hancock County Sheriff Michael
Heldman had to tell nearby residents to leave.
evacuated several homes in the one-mile-square area,=" Heldman
said. "We're asking everybody to stay away from that
Turkey was shaken by two
separate explosions in Ankara last Thursday. The first explosion took
place in a construction machinery manufacturing plant in the Middle East
Trade and Industry Center=E2=80=99s (OST=C4=B0M) Organized Industrial
Zone. The explosion killed seven people and injured 34 others. A second
explosion took place at the =C4=B0vedik Organized Industrial Zone, which
is close to OST=C4=B0M. Thirteen workers were killed and 13 others were
injured. Following the explosion at the paint-production plant, flames
spread to the immediate neighborhood due to the paint thinner and dye
bins nearby. Shortly after the deadly blasts claims emerged that the
Asya Pasifik Kimya Tesisi (Asia Pacific Chemical Plant), where the
second blast took place, had been illegally manufacturing paint
The owner of the factory, Yusuf =C3-z=C3=A7elik,
confirmed that his factory had manufactured paint thinner in the
past but he denied that it was illegal. =C3-z=C3=A7elik said
everything at his factory was produced through legal means and that the
factory had a license from the Energy Market Regulatory Agency
Sacramento City Firefighters are on the scene of a
level 3 hazmat call of a possible chlorine dioxide leak at the UC Davis
Dispatch received calls from employees on the 3700
block of Business Drive saying they began feeling nauseous at about 10
Hazmat crews evacuated the building and are trying
to determine the cause of the leak.
Fire Captain Jonathan Burgess
tells FOX40 none of the employees had to be treated, he says they felt
better after breathing fresh air.
Business Drive is closed between
14th Avenue & San Joaquin Street while crews
Fire brigade jawans take seven
hours to rescue another labourer who slipped into the 125-feet-high
boiler while trying to save colleague
Long ordeal: Fire brigade officials said the boiler
contained a hot mixture of chemicals. Pic/Sushant Kulkarni
officials rescued a labourer who =C2=94in order to save another man
trapped inside a 12.5 feet high chemical boiler =C2=94had slipped inside
The incident took place at ROC Chemicals private
limited company located at Nasrapur, about 40 km from the city.
According to the police, the company deals with chemical paints and is
owned by a man named Pandit.
Fire brigade jawans had got a
call at around 4.40 pm yesterday evening that two people had fallen in a
chemical boiler. Chief Fire Officer Prashant Ranpise along with his team
comprising of two fire tenders and about 10 jawans reached the spot and
started the rescue operation.
SAN DIEGO -- A janitor suffered
a minor chemical burn Thursday when contents of a can of pepper spray he
fished out of a trash can at a Hillcrest mall spewed onto him.
The 45-year-old maintenance man reported being
doused on the hand by the caustic liquid at the Hillcrest Cinemas
complex in the 3900 block of Fifth Avenue just before noon, according to
the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
washed the patch of the man's skin contacted by the chemical, then took
him to a hospital for a precautionary evaluation, SDFRD spokesman
Maurice Luque said.
people were affected by the incident at the 3M factory, on Standard Way
Industrial Estate, in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.
understood the leak involved 600 litres of waterbased resin, which
triggered an automatic fire alarm, resulting in a 400m exclusion zone
being put in place.
A security guard was the only person inside the
factory at the time. No one was injured.
...Emergency services said there
was no danger to the public, although nearby residents were advised to
stay indoors and keep windows closed.
Neighbouring businesses were
also affected, with staff unable to get into their premises.
John Wilkinson, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "The chemical
released was a mild irritant and there was no risk of harm.
to the co-operation, understanding and patience of local people and
businesses, we were able to bring the incident to a safe and swift
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed
and is expected to investigate, while 3M will carry out its own
was taken to hospital after a chemical spillage at a Bewdley
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
(H&WFRS) was called at about 12.30pm this afternoon to reports
of a chemical spill at a company in Long Bank.
from Kidderminster and Tenbury Wells attended, along with the
Environmental Protection Unit from Stourport and the Incident Support
Unit from Droitwich.
They found that two small five litre containers of
the chemical methylene chloride had been spilled at the premises and
that the company had safely dealt with the incident
Station Commander Dave Williams, from
H&WFRS, said: "The company had excellent procedures in
place to deal with a chemical spill of this nature, and they managed to
contain the spillage and ventilate the factory effectively.="
S. C. (WCIV) -- The Hollings Science Center on the campus of the College
of Charleston has been re-opened after being evacuated due to a reported
According to Mike Robertson, College of Charleston
spokesman, a chemistry class was working on an experiment, mixing
chemicals and heat when a toxic cloud formed.
were called to the scene on Coming Street. According to Robertson,
once the chemicals used in the experiment cooled, they were to be
removed from the building.
Robertson says today's incident
is something the staff is trained and prepared for.
something we expect."
Additionally, he says, the staff members took the
proper precaution to ensure everyone's safety.
contacted the officials like they're supposed to and we closed down the
area and evacuated everyone in a pretty quick period of time."
Friday's evacuation marks the second time the
building has been evacuated due to a chemical or gas leak in less than a
On January 11, gas lines in the area of The Hollings
Science Center were damaged and the building was evacuated.
=E2=80=94 A small fire inside a Town of Wheatfield manufacturing plant
caused "serious=" burns to one worker who was rushed to
Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight Friday afternoon.
and local Haz-Mat crews responded to a call of an "explosion=E2=80
=9D at about 2 p.m. at the Saint-Gobain Ekonol Plant located at 6600
When they arrived on the scene, Niagara County
Sheriff James Voutour said the reported explosion turned out to be a
small fire that apparently erupted when a forklift operator accidentally
bumped into a 55-gallon drum containing a mixture of
Voutour said the driver, whose name was not released
by authorities or company officials, attempted, unsuccessfully, to douse
the blaze with a fire extinguisher.
"There was a forklift
that was operating and it backed into some plastic containers full of
waste and those chemicals ignited a small fire,=" Voutour said.
"Unfortunately, the driver of the forklift was burned in the