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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Fire investigators
want to warn people to be careful when checking your mail. They have
found 3 bombs in mailboxes since Saturday. The Fire Department says
this type of explosive is usually in a bottle, possibly a soft
drink bottle, with a chemical odor.
arrested 2 teenaged boys for allegedly making the devices. They
think the boys found how to make them online. If
convicted, the boys could face up to 20 years in prison and up to
a $10,000 fine.
So far, only one man suffered minor injuries, but they
say it could have been a lot worse.
"Very dangerous. Very
volatile. These are basically household chemicals that are being mixed
together, but they can have a very volatile reaction," said Chief Scott
Wolverton with the Shreveport Fire Department.
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Energy
and Mineral Resources Minister Darwin Zahedy Saleh on Monday said the
fire-fighting efforts at the Pertamina refinery in Central Java was
going well, three days after the initial explosion.
said there was only one tank to be extinguished after the fire had been
successfully isolated from damaging further tanks, Indonesia's Antara
news agency reported.
One of the fire-fighting methods of using a helicopter
to spread foam was postponed due to the high level of difficulty, as
officials said the method had to be 99.9 percent accurate since
practically all the refinery is being considered a danger
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two
Poplar Bluff men were charged Friday afternoon in connection with a
suspected shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab that was hurled as an
explosive device, catching a trailer on fire and injuring a Butler
Shawn Del Daggett, 32, of
the 2000 block of Hillsdale and Glenn Allen Yandell, 25, of the 500
block of Poplar Street were charged with the Class B felony of
manufacturing a controlled substance by Butler County Assistant
Prosecuting Attorney Paul Oesterreicher.
also was charged with felony first-degree assault on a law enforcement
officer, the unclassified felony of armed criminal action and felony
WHEN FIVE TANK CARS DELIVERING CHLORINE GO OFF TRACKS AT KUEHNE PLANT IN
KEARNY, AND NO EVACUATIONS NECESSARY - NJ.COM, http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/kearny/
A CSX train delivering chlorine to the Kuehne Chemical complex on North
Hackensack Avenue derailed yesterday because of a bent rail track,
The five tank cars that derailed never overturned and
none of the chemical was spilled, although hazmat teams responded to the
scene shortly after the derailment at 12:42 p.m., police
The derailment occurred because one of the tracks near
the factory was bent, officials said, adding it is not clear how long
the track had been bent.
There were no evacuations in the area nor were any
traffic detours necessary, police said.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --
Winston-Salem fire officials said Sunday a leaking can of tear gas
forced an evacuation at a neighborhood.
It happened on Pacific Street, near Pineview Drive and
Rural Hall Road at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
said someone found a suspicious package at a home that caused skin
As a precaution, fire
officials asked residents near the home to evacuate during the
CHARLESTON -- Police
arrested two men and are looking for a woman after an apparent meth lab
exploded in an East End apartment over the weekend.
were dispatched to an explosion at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at apartment
C of 1422 =BD Lee St. E. and immediately detected a strong chemical odor
consistent with the manufacturing of meth, Charleston Lt. Chuck Sisson
MONTICELLO, Ky. =97 Police in southeast Kentucky have charged
six people rescued from a burning home with manufacturing
The six were pulled out of the home in Wayne County
after authorities arrived to investigate a possible meth lab early
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that police
arrived at 54-year-old Billy L. Ray's home and noticed a chemical smell.
The officers heard people moving around inside the trailer, then saw
smoke coming from one end. Deputies kicked in the door and found five
suspects in a bedroom. A firefighter pulled out the sixth
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Police booking
office had to suspend operations for around an hour Saturday night after
two suspects, Joseph Eric Frazier, 33, and Bobby Jo Vance, 28, were
brought in from a possible meth lab. Officers processing the pair of
suspects, arrested after the Lee Street apartment they were in exploded
earlier in the evening, noticed a strong chemical odor on the
As a precaution for the
suspects safety, as well as to prevent exposing officers to chemicals,
the fire department decontaminated the pair. The booking office was
aired out and cleaned.
The situation was not as bad as initially believed but
police supervisors were not taking any chances.
A massive fire broke out at 2.30pm at Gulf Petro
Chemical Company located at Sharjah Free Zone on Saturday.
to Colonel Waheed Al Sarkal, director of Sharjah Civil Defence, the fire
rapidly spread because of inflammable substances kept at the
no body was injured in the accident. The forensic laboratory of the
Sharjah Police will investigate the cause of fire. The police will start
investigations after the cooling process.
police cordoned off the area to stop it spreading to other neibhouring
STATE COLLEGE =97 Penn State=92s hazardous materials
response team responded to a report of two suspicious bottles of liquid
on Logan Avenue in the borough at about 3 p.m.
The Penn State HazMat team tests two suspicious
bottles near the intersection of Logan Avenue and Allen Street on
Saturday, April 2, 2011. The team ran several tests and did find any
hazardous materials or chemicals. CDT/Abby Drey
The team tested samples taken from both bottles and
determined the clear liquids were not a public danger, said Assistant
Chief Mike Waite.
=93We were unable to come up with conclusive
identification, but we were able to determine the liquid was not
flammable or acidic.=94
The bottles were found near a recycling bin, and Waite
speculated they could have been full of water.
incident closed Logan Avenue to traffic for more than an
PHILADELPHIA - April 2, 2011 (WPVI) -- Two people were rushed
to the hospital after an Ammonia leak in Lawncrest.
Firefighters, medics and hazmat crews responded to Mrs
Resslers meat packing plant, along the 5500 block of Tabor
Investigators say someone noticed ammonia leaking from
a 30 gallon drum.
The leak formed a vapor cloud inside part of the
building, injuring two workers.
tanker rail car was moving and the diluted hydrochloric acid solution
was shaken up inside, it was reacting with the moisture in the air and
creating a tiny amount of vapor that was released Saturday night,
according to CSX Train Master Mike Bias. He said most of the cars have
The car was then parked and the vapor was apparently
not being released. Officials were just waiting for the car to be fixed
in order to be moved out of the yard early Sunday
Bias said the DuPont Hazmat team left the scene
Saturday night since the car was not from their plant as originally
thought. He said they did not have the right equipment to fix
Around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, a different hazmat team was
on its way to the low yard near 19th Street in Parkersburg to fix the
car so it could go to Tetra as originally planned, he said. The car
reportedly came from Kentucky.
EVANSVILLE =97 Evansville firefighters said
methamphetamine-making items were found in a house near U.S. 41 where an
explosion and fire occurred Friday afternoon.
incident was reported at 1300 Sycamore St., where the street meets
Harlan Avenue. Firefighters arriving at the scene reported a "strong
chemical odor" to dispatchers and said part of the house had been blown
Brad Jordan was walking his dog on the sidewalk across
the street from the home when he heard an explosion that "was so loud
that it shook the ground under my feet."
said he saw two men and a woman flee the house.
Volunteer firefighters put out a fire at the Chemtura chemical plant in
Elmira on Thursday afternoon.
The fire began around 1:15 p.m. in building 33 at the
Erb Street plant. The cause =93appears to be hot oil dripping on the
insulation surrounding a pipe in the oil-processing section of the
plant, which caught on fire,=94 says a statement from Woolwich
The fire was put out quickly and there were no
Firefighters were called to Veolia Environmental
Services off Stubbers Green Road, Aldridge, at 11.50am
A drum containing spray paint waste started to
pressurise in the sunlight and released steam.
spokesman Martin Curtois said: =93The drum was cooled by the fire
brigade and moved to an external yard area shortly after which it was
=93Our 55 staff who had been evacuated at the start of
the incident as a precaution returned to work. No-one was injured and
the staff acted in an exemplary manner following all safety procedures
at the site.=94
Firefighters from Walsall, Bloxwich and Sutton and
specialist chemical crews from Wednesbury and Fallings Park
A chemical spill forced employees out of an ice cream plant in Salem
early Friday morning.
Just before 1 a.m. fire crews responded to a report of
a leaky ammonia valve at the De-luxe Ice Cream Factory, near State
Street and 18th Avenue.
Crews evacuated the building and brought in a
hazardous materials team.
The team set up a staging area and fixed the leaky
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