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Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:16:22 -0400
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Chemical Safety Headlines From Google
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:16:07 AM

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Table of Contents (10 articles)

WHAT"S THAT TOXIC SMELL? ONE FATHER CLASHES WITH THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Tags: public, discovery, environmental, toxics

CHEMICAL SPILL SNARLS IND. 37 THROUGH MORGAN COUNTY
Tags: us_IN, transportation, release, response, sulfuric_acid

WOMAN TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER EXPOSURE TO CHEMICAL AT POOL
Tags: Canada, public, release, injury, unknown_chemical

NITROGEN LEAK CONTAINED NEAR BEAVER CREEK
Tags: us_IL, transportation, release, response, nitrogen

CLEVELANDER WAS COOKING METH, CAUGHT LEGS ON FIRE, POLICE SAY, IS CHARGED WITH ARSON
Tags: us_OH, public, explosion, injury, meth_lab

CREWS RESPOND TO HAZMAT AT INTEL PLANT IN CHANDLER
Tags: us_AZ, industrial, release, response, unknown_chemical

CARDIOVASCULAR AND CHEMICAL EXPOSURE PROJECT
Tags: us_IL, industrial, discovery, environmental

CHEMICAL RUNOFF FROM NORWOOD BUILDING FIRE CONTAMINATES NEPONSET RIVER, KILLS FISH
Tags: us_MA, industrial, fire, environmental, runoff

WILLY WONKA FACTORY CHEMICAL SPILL INJURES 17 IN ITASCA
Tags: us_ID, industrial, release, injury, unknown_chemical

TWO HURT IN JOHNSON COUNTY CHEMICAL EXPLOSION WHILE MIXING POOL CLEANING SOLUTION
Tags: us_IN, public, explosion, response, pool_chemicals


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WHAT"S THAT TOXIC SMELL? ONE FATHER CLASHES WITH THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Tags: public, discovery, environmental, toxics

The movie Stink! originated with one pair of children"s pajamas that Director John Whelan bought his daughters for Christmas in 2011. The new pajamas, when taken out of their plastic packaging, smelled overwhelmingly of chemicals.

That one smell prompted Whelan to look deeper into fragrance and the chemical industry"s use of secret and often toxic chemicals in our everyday products. He simply wanted to know " what"s in the stuff we buy? "It seemed like a common-sense question to askČ?|I"m just trying to find out what chemicals they would put on kids" pajamas," he said.

A common-sense question, yes. One with a simple answer? Not so much.

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CHEMICAL SPILL SNARLS IND. 37 THROUGH MORGAN COUNTY
Tags: us_IN, transportation, release, response, sulfuric_acid

MARTINSVILLE " Sulfuric acid spilling from a truck headed southbound on Ind. 37 closed the busy state highway in most of Morgan County for nearly four hours Friday afternoon. All four lanes were closed just before 1 p.m.

There were no injuries from the chemical spill, just snarled and stopped traffic as crews cleaned up the mess " sulfuric acid that leaked from a 300-gallon tub. Summer school students from Martinsville High School were evacuated, as were people at a few nearby homes, as a precaution.

Bryan Collier, a firefighter and emergency medical technician for Martinsville, said the truck that caused the spill did not overturn. The driver noticed the leak while the truck was heading south on Ind. 37 past Ind. 252, and pulled over near a car dealership.

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WOMAN TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER EXPOSURE TO CHEMICAL AT POOL
Tags: Canada, public, release, injury, unknown_chemical

An 18-year-old young woman was transported to hospital after being exposed to a chemical at a swimming pool in Old Ottawa South on Saturday.

The Ottawa Paramedic Service received a call Saturday afternoon saying a woman had been exposed to a chemical in the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club"s swimming pool.

A fire release said the chemical leak had been the result of an equipment malfunction at the club on 176 Cameron Ave. The area was evacuated and the spill was contained to the pool area.

The victim was conscious when paramedics arrived and was transported to hospital for assessment, said OPS Supt. Lynne Desjardins.

No further details on her condition were provided.

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NITROGEN LEAK CONTAINED NEAR BEAVER CREEK
Tags: us_IL, transportation, release, response, nitrogen

EMA Coordinator Eric Ceci got a call Wednesday afternoon about a nitrogen leak near Beaver Creek.
"We were worried at first," he said.
But after a closer examination of the property it was determined to not be an issue. He said a spill could cause an algae bloom but this one won"t likely.
He said a delivery truck turned over into the ditch spilling about 1,500 gallons of 30 percent liquid nitrogen. 9-1-1 was contacted immediately, which dispatched Papineau fire and EMS crews. He too was contacted. "Everyone did exactly as they were supposed to do."
Ceci said the fire department was in contact with hazmat but the consultation determined there was no need for an hazmat crew to respond. The spill was mostly contained to the ditch.

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CLEVELANDER WAS COOKING METH, CAUGHT LEGS ON FIRE, POLICE SAY, IS CHARGED WITH ARSON
Tags: us_OH, public, explosion, injury, meth_lab

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland man was hospitalized and later charged with arson and drug trafficking after the methamphetamine he was cooking in an Old Brooklyn attic exploded burning his legs and feet, according to court records.

Kevin Hufford, 23, was indicted Wednesday and is charged with drug manufacturing, chemical possession with intent to manufacture drugs and drug possession in the incident.

Three others " Frank Hufford, 27, Bruce Laforce, 32, and Amanda Morgan, 32 " are also charged in the meth operation.

A neighbor in the same 4500 block of Burger Street called police June 2 after hearing an explosion coming from the attic. He said he also saw someone throw a blow torch out the upstairs window.

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CREWS RESPOND TO HAZMAT AT INTEL PLANT IN CHANDLER
Tags: us_AZ, industrial, release, response, unknown_chemical

CHANDLER, AZ - Officials are investigating a hazmat situation in Chandler.

The incident happened at an Intel facility at Chandler Boulevard and Rural Road on Friday morning.

Chandler fire said when crews arrived on the scene they found like smoke from a chemical fire coming from the building.

Crews are trying to determine what chemical was burning.

An evacuation was set up at the facility. There are no reports of any injuries.

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CARDIOVASCULAR AND CHEMICAL EXPOSURE PROJECT
Tags: us_IL, industrial, discovery, environmental

The 2016 Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Project is an IFSI (Illinois Fire Services Institute) Research-UL FSRI-NIOSH collaborative project investigating fire service chemical and cardiovascular exposures. The project will include 24 firefighters to participate in 3 separate scenarios from June 25 through June 30. It builds on last summer"s experiments where data was collected from scenarios using common household furnishings. There was significant interest in comparing this data set to exposures from typical live fire training scenarios.
Much of the data collected during this study will help the teams currently working on the standard 1403 which sets forth guidelines for live fire training. For 2017, federal FEMA grant monies were secured to conduct this "training exposures" study at IFSI in the summer of 2016.

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CHEMICAL RUNOFF FROM NORWOOD BUILDING FIRE CONTAMINATES NEPONSET RIVER, KILLS FISH
Tags: us_MA, industrial, fire, environmental, runoff

Chemical runoff from Wednesday night"s massive fire at an abandoned warehouse had made its way to Hawes Brook, which leads into the Neponset River, dyeing the water and killing hundreds of fish and birds, environmental investigation crews would later discover.


"At least a million gallons of contaminated water went into the stream," said Cooke, the executive director of the watershed association. "Because it was not contained initially, there"s really no practical way to recover that."

The US Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Environmental Protection are investigating the spill, DEP spokesman Ed Coletta said.

Officials say the runoff originated from barrels of chemicals inside the warehouse on Davis Avenue.

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WILLY WONKA FACTORY CHEMICAL SPILL INJURES 17 IN ITASCA
Tags: us_ID, industrial, release, injury, unknown_chemical

More than a dozen candy factory workers are recovering after a chemical spill at the Willy Wonka Factory in Itasca.

The Itasca fire chief says it was a small chemical spill, but several people are being treated at hospitals.

Ambulances and first responders rushed to the Willy Wonka Candy Factory in northwest suburban Itasca just before 1:30 a.m. Friday

The company, which is owned by Nestle, makes candies like Laffy Taffies and Bottle Caps.

Fire officials say the chemical spill involved a five-gallon container of a product used in a humidifying system.

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TWO HURT IN JOHNSON COUNTY CHEMICAL EXPLOSION WHILE MIXING POOL CLEANING SOLUTION
Tags: us_IN, public, explosion, response, pool_chemicals

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. - A Bargersville couple is recovering after a pool cleaning solution blew up inside their house this week.

A picture of the aftermath shows the kitchen window blown out, chemicals splattered all over the walls and cabinets and the kitchen sink blasted into the cabinet below.

Bargersville Fire Chief Jason Ramey said the homeowners were in the kitchen mixing up a cleaning solution for their pool late Tuesday, when they made a dangerous mistake.

"They had two compounds of pool shock. They just happened to be different manufacturers. One was a brand A, one is a brand B. They mixed those powders together and once they applied the water, there was a some sort of chemical reaction that caused that explosion within the home," explained Ramey.

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