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Date: February 8, 2013 8:04:10 AM EST
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Chemical Safety Headlines From Google
Friday, February 8, 2013 8:03:59 AM

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Table of Contents (8 articles)

CHEMICAL SAFETY STARTS IN CLASSROOM
Tags: education, follow-up, response, gasoline

LOCKDOWN LIFTED AFTER CHEMICAL SCARE AT TERRY PARKER HIGH SCHOOL
Tags: us_FL, education, discovery, response, acids

WOMAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CHEMICAL EXPLOSION IN HER BATHROOM / ROYAL BOROUGH OBSERVER / NEWS / ROUNDUP
Tags: United_Kingdom, public, release, injury, chlorine, cleaners

WORKERS EVACUATED FROM EASLEY PLANT AFTER INHALING FUMES
Tags: us_SC, industrial, release, response, unknown_chemical

CRIMINAL CHARGE FILED IN FATAL 2009 LEX. CO. CHEMICAL LEAK
Tags: us_SC, industrial, follow-up, death, ammonia, illegal

CHEMICAL SCARE SOUTH OF PERTH
Tags: Australia, industrial, release, injury, hydrogen_sulfide

EXPLOSION INJURES ONE AT NAVIDAD WELDON GAS PROCESSING PLANT
Tags: us_TX, industrial, explosion, injury, methane

CHEMICAL SPILL REPORTED AT BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL
Tags: us_MA, public, release, response, ethylene_oxide


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CHEMICAL SAFETY STARTS IN CLASSROOM
http://www.isssource.com/chemical-safety-starts-in-classroom/
Tags: education, follow-up, response, gasoline

Chemical Safety Starts in Classroom

It was just over six years ago when four people died, and 13 others ended up hospitalized after an explosion from the production of a gasoline additive, methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl, at T2 Laboratories Inc. in Jacksonville, FL.

Catastrophes such as that December 19, 2007 incident continue to emphasize the need to further improve U.S. chemical engineering education.

That's the purpose behind a program from the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to build criteria for including more information about reactive chemical safety in chemical engineering university curriculums.

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LOCKDOWN LIFTED AFTER CHEMICAL SCARE AT TERRY PARKER HIGH SCHOOL
http://www.news4jax.com/news/Lockdown-lifted-after-chemical-scare-at-Terry-Parker-High-School/-/475880/18448100/-/8bua4fz/-/index.html
Tags: us_FL, education, discovery, response, acids

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
Terry Parker High School went on code red lockdown Thursday morning as a precaution after acid overflowed from a soda bottle that was shaken, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The police bomb squad and Jacksonville Fire-Rescue's hazardous materials team responded to the campus about 8:45 a.m. Police and Duval County school district officials quickly reported there were no injuries and dismissed rumors of a shooting on campus, but didn't release details of the incident until just after 10 a.m.

IMAGES: Terry Parker on lockdown

Police said students were not evacuated, but relocated out of the affected area, and no one was ever in danger. School officials said continued as best as possible during the lockdown.

"The teacher kept teaching," student Dustin Rudd said. "We told our parents what was happening. Some of them were coming to get us; some of them weren't."

Police continued to investigate and kept the lockdown in place until late morning, but said no one had been identified as the person who brought the acid-filled bottle onto campus.

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WOMAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CHEMICAL EXPLOSION IN HER BATHROOM / ROYAL BOROUGH OBSERVER / NEWS / ROUNDUP
http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2013/02/07/86507-woman-taken-to-hospital-after-chemical-explosion-in-her-bathroom/
Tags: United_Kingdom, public, release, injury, chlorine, cleaners

A WOMAN was taken to hospital today after accidentally causing a chemical explosion by mixing two bathroom cleaners.

Fire crews from the Windsor and Slough stations with the specialist chemical unit from Reading attended the incident in Dunboyne Place, Old Windsor at 4pm this afternoon where a 60-year-old woman had accidentally made a chemical reaction while cleaning her bathroom.

Crew manager Jacqui Riley of orange watch said: "She was cleaning the bathroom and she put two products in a sink and it caused a reaction and made a cloud of chlorine gas in her face."

The woman was taken to Wexham Park Hospital for treatment for a minor eye injury.

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WORKERS EVACUATED FROM EASLEY PLANT AFTER INHALING FUMES
http://www.independentmail.com/news/2013/feb/06/workers-evacuated-from-easley-plant-after-fumes/
Tags: us_SC, industrial, release, response, unknown_chemical

EASLEY Workers were evacuated from an Easley plant Wednesday night after getting sick from inhaling the fumes of a chemical used to finish concrete.

Four or five workers were evacuated from Y.H. America's plant on Gillespie Drive in Easley, according to Pickens County emergency management director Chuck Haynes.

The plant manufactures automotive fluid-handling components for the light-vehicle industry in North America.

Haynes said the chemical that was bothering the workers was not one used in the plant's processes. He said the company appeared to be doing some remodeling and expansion work, and the chemical was used during those jobs.

"The plant workers were exposed to a chemical that is put on concrete to finish it," Haynes said. "The workers were exposed to vapors and complained of shortness of breath."

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CRIMINAL CHARGE FILED IN FATAL 2009 LEX. CO. CHEMICAL LEAK
http://www.thestate.com/2013/02/07/2621682/deadly-2009-chemical-leak-in-lexington.html#.UROmAx1i548
Tags: us_SC, industrial, follow-up, death, ammonia, illegal

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC A transportation company involved in a deadly 2009 chemical leak faces a criminal charge of letting hazardous air pollution leak into the environment at an ammonia plant near Swansea in rural Lexington County.
Werner Transportation Services Inc., of Gainesville, Ga., has been indicted by the federal grand jury in Columbia for allegedly violating the U.S. Clean Air Act, the U.S. Attorney's Office said late Wednesday afternoon. The company could be fined up to $500,000 for the criminal misdemeanor charge.
In July 2009, Werner Transportation Services negligently released anhydrous ammonia, a hazardous substance, and "negligently placed another person in imminent danger of death and serious bodily injury'' in violation of federal law, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Unaware of the leak, motorist Jacqueline Ginyard died after driving through a toxic ammonia cloud in front of the Tanner Industries Inc. plant on U.S. 321 outside Swansea. Ginyard, a health care worker and mother two, was on her way to work when her car was enveloped in the cloud.

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CHEMICAL SCARE SOUTH OF PERTH
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/chemical-scare-south-of-perth-20130207-2e0nz.html
Tags: Australia, industrial, release, injury, hydrogen_sulfide

Emergency crews are dealing with a chemical leak at a worksite which may have caused medical issues for up to eight people.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said crews had responded to a hydrogen sulphide gas leak at an industrial premises on Clarence Beach Road in Henderson.

A spokesman from St John Ambulance said up to eight people at Austal ships were believed to have been affected by the chemicals which are understood to have the potential to cause breathing problems.

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EXPLOSION INJURES ONE AT NAVIDAD WELDON GAS PROCESSING PLANT
http://www.ksdk.com/news/world/article/361219/28/Explosion-injures-one-at-Texas-gas-plant
Tags: us_TX, industrial, explosion, injury, methane

WELDON, Texas (KPRC/CNN) - An explosion at a gas plant in eastern Texas has injured one man.

It happened this Tuesday morning at the Navidad Weldon Gas Processing Plant in Weldon, about 25 miles north of Huntsville.

In the aerial footage above you can see the scorched earth and a truck charred by flames.

The victim suffered burns in the fire and was rushed to the hospital.

There's no word yet on what caused the explosion.

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CHEMICAL SPILL REPORTED AT BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL
http://fenwaykenmore.patch.com/articles/chemical-spill-reported-at-beth-israel-hospital
Tags: us_MA, public, release, response, ethylene_oxide

The Boston Fire Department responded to a chemical spill in the basement of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Boston Fire reported its hazmat team was called to the Feldberg Building at 330 Brookline Avenue at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday for a call of an Ethylene Oxide leak in the basement.

By 12:20 p.m., the Boston Fire Department said that meters were showing negative readings of contamination.

"Only basement and lobby evacuated," Boston Fire tweeted. "No patients affected. No reported injuries."

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Ralph Stuart
secretary**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org
Secretary
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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