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Date: April 10, 2013 8:56:48 AM EDT
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As a follow-up to the NOAA announcement of an updated CRW - here is the
download link

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/chemical-spills
/response-tools/downloading-chemical-reactivity-worksheet.html


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Chemical Safety Headlines From Google
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:37:27 AM

A service of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Connecting Chemistry and Safety at http://www.dchas.org
All article summaries and tags are archived at http://pinboard.in/u:dchas

Table of Contents (7 articles)

ATSB TO EXAMINE CHEMICAL SPILL TASMANIA NEWS
Tags: Australia, transportation, release, response, phosphoric_acid

NOAA: UPDATED SOFTWARE TO BETTER PROTECT RESPONDERS TO CHEMICAL HAZARDS,
SPILLS
Tags: public, follow-up, response

ETHANOL SAFETY SEMINARS SCHEDULED FOR TWO WISCONSIN TOWNS
Tags: us_WI, industrial, follow-up, response, ethanol

CHEVRON FIRE INVESTIGATORS: OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PREVENT FUTURE INCIDENTS
Tags: us_CA, industrial, follow-up, injury

CHEMICAL CLOUD AT A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE
Tags: us_PA, public, release, injury, ammonia, bleach

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES FIRST PRESIDENTIAL CLIMATE SCIENCE
CHALLENGE GRANTS
Tags: education, follow-up, response

ORANGE STORAGE FACILITY ON ROBERSTON DRIVE IN MIDDLETOWN CATCHES FIRE
Tags: us_NY, public, fire, response, pool_chemicals


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ATSB TO EXAMINE CHEMICAL SPILL TASMANIA NEWS
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2013/04/10/376600_tasmania-news.html
Tags: Australia, transportation, release, response, phosphoric_acid

THE derailment of a train carrying dangerous goods near Colebrook will be
investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Tasmania Fire Service crews spent today cleaning up after the chemical spill
near the southern Tasmanian town.

It happened when four wagons of a south-bound Tasrail train derailed about
9.30pm yesterday.

The TFS said no one was injured in the incident but a quantity of chemicals
was spilled trackside.

No residential properties near the accident site had been affected by the
chemical hazard, the TFS said.

TasRail said two of the four derailed wagons were empty, while the other two
were carrying phosphoric acid and sodium hyposulphite.

"As soon as the derailment occurred, TasRail promptly notified the TFS and
the Environment Protection Authority," TasRail CEO Damien White said in a
statement this afternoon.

"All TasRail locomotives carry spill kits and the prompt action taken by
staff to place bunding around the tanktainer resulted in the initial
spillage being confined.

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NOAA: UPDATED SOFTWARE TO BETTER PROTECT RESPONDERS TO CHEMICAL HAZARDS,
SPILLS
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130403_dowchemicalsoftware.html
Tags: public, follow-up, response

Newly updated software from NOAA and experts at Dow Chemical could provide
emergency workers responding to hazardous chemical spills more and better
information about the chemical reactions they may encounter.

The free software, known as the Chemical Reactivity Worksheet, predicts
potential hazards from mixing chemicals. This significant update is the
result of a two-year-long collaboration between NOAA chemical response
specialists and technical experts at Dow Chemical.

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ETHANOL SAFETY SEMINARS SCHEDULED FOR TWO WISCONSIN TOWNS
http://bulktransporter.com/fleet/ethanol-safety-seminars-0408/
Tags: us_WI, industrial, follow-up, response, ethanol

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and CN Railway will co-host two
Ethanol Safety Seminars in Wisconsin during April.

The seminar in Stanley will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at the Stanley Fire
Department, also co-hosted by ACE Ethanol LLC. The Wisconsin Rapids seminar
will be held on Wednesday, April 17 in the auditorium of Mid-State Technical
College, also co-hosted by Big River Resources Boyceville LLC.

Both seminars are free and feature a morning session from 9 am to 2 pm and
an evening session from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

The goal of these seminars is for attendees to gain full ethanol emergency
response training experience that they can put to use immediately in the
field as well as pass along to other first response teams. A majority of
this training is based on the Complete Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency
Response, a training package created by the Ethanol Emergency Response
Coalition (EERC) that has been distributed throughout the United States and
to several countries worldwide.

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CHEVRON FIRE INVESTIGATORS: OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PREVENT FUTURE INCIDENTS
http://blog.sfgate.com/incontracosta/2013/04/08/chevron-fire-investigators-o
verhaul-needed-to-prevent-future-incidents/
Tags: us_CA, industrial, follow-up, injury

Despite all the eyes on the Richmond Chevron refinery before last August's
fire, the plant's corroded crude pipe still went unnoticed, federal and
state officials said Friday.

Federal and state investigators have determined Chevron disregarded its own
safety policies and knowingly failed to replace the corroded pipe that
ultimately burst, leading to the leaking gas igniting. The blaze sent a
column of toxic smoke into the air, endangering plant workers and causing
thousands of local residents to seek medical attention for respiratory
problems.

High-level officials from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, the California
Occupational Safety and Health Program (Cal/OSHA) and the Bay Area Air
Quality Management District said the state's regulatory oversight system
needs a major overhaul to prevent similar fires.

Investigators delivered the statements Friday at Richmond City Hall to state
legislators including Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), Senator Mark
DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who
held the hearing to find out which aspects of state law need change. "The
goal is to see how we can write policy on every level of government to
prevent future incidents like this from occurring," Hancock said.

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CHEMICAL CLOUD AT A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130409/NEWS/3040903
39/-1/NEWS
Tags: us_PA, public, release, injury, ammonia, bleach

Emergency personnel responded to a house in A Pocono Country Place in
Tobyhanna after a woman cleaning a rental property reported a chemical cloud
in the residence.

APCP Public Safety Chief Dan Yeager said emergency officials were called
when the woman went to an urgent care center. She told officials she had
mixed ammonia and bleach and it set off a chemical reaction, according to
Yeager.

Coolbaugh Fire Department, Pocono Mountain Regional Ambulance and APCP
Public Safety Department responded to the scene.

The chemical was contained inside the residence, Yeager said. The woman's
condition is not known. No one else was injured.

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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES FIRST PRESIDENTIAL CLIMATE SCIENCE
CHALLENGE GRANTS
http://www.sciencecodex.com/american_chemical_society_announces_first_presid
ential_climate_science_challenge_grants-109885
Tags: education, follow-up, response

NEW ORLEANS, April 7, 2013 The American Chemical Society (ACS) today
announced awarding the first grants in a new initiative intended to increase
understanding of the science underpinning global climate change among
thousands of people around the country.

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D., 2012 president of ACS, the world's largest
scientific society, said that 11 of the Society's local sections will
receive the first ACS Presidential Climate Science Challenge Grants. The
local sections, which are smaller subdivisions of the Society, will use the
grants in implementing innovative ways to encourage use of the ACS Climate
Science Toolkit to engage a wide variety of audiences. Shakhashiri, a
professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, announced the
recipients during the ACS' 245th National Meeting & Exposition, being
held here through Thursday.

The ACS Climate Science Toolkit is a web-based resource that explains the
chemistry and physics of climate change. Launched last December, it was one
of the major initiatives of Shakhashiri's term as ACS president.

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ORANGE STORAGE FACILITY ON ROBERSTON DRIVE IN MIDDLETOWN CATCHES FIRE
http://hudsonvalley.news12.com/news/tri-state/orange-storage-facility-on-rob
erston-drive-in-middletown-catches-fire-1.5023135?firstfree=yes
Tags: us_NY, public, fire, response, pool_chemicals

MIDDLETOWN - A storage facility in Middletown caught fire last night,
destroying five units within the facility.
The fire broke out just after 11 p.m. last night at the Orange Storage
Facility on Robertson Drive. More than 60 firefighters responded, and a
hazmat team was also called to the scene after dangerous pool chemicals were
found in one of the units.
Firefighters say most of the units that were destroyed contained clothing
and furniture. No injuries were reported.

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

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