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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google (4 articles)
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:05:50 -0500
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Chemical Safety Headlines From Google
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:05:33 AM

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Table of Contents (4 articles)

FIRE AT GERMANY'S CHEMICAL INDUSTRY PARK TRIGGERS ALARM NEARBY
Tags: Germany, industrial, fire, response, unknown_chemical

CHEMICAL COMPANY IN NAVI MUMBAI CATCHES FIRE; NO CASUALTIES
Tags: India, industrial, fire, response, unknown_chemical

CREWS SET MASSIVE OVERNIGHT FIRE TO BURN OFF HAZMAT NEAR ELLENDALE
Tags: us_MN, transportation, explosion, response, flammables

FAIRFAX FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO HAZMAT INCIDENT
Tags: us_VA, transportation, discovery, response, gasoline


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FIRE AT GERMANY'S CHEMICAL INDUSTRY PARK TRIGGERS ALARM NEARBY
Tags: Germany, industrial, fire, response, unknown_chemical

FRANKFURT, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- A chemical industry park in Leverkusen, a city north of Cologne, Germany caught fire on Saturday night, triggering alarm in both Leverkusen and Cologne, local media reported.

The park is home to around 70 companies including the chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer.

A spokesperson of the park said fire erupted when chemical material was decanted in a warehouse.

Residents nearby were advised to keep doors and windows closed.

So far no casualties have been reported in the fire.

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CHEMICAL COMPANY IN NAVI MUMBAI CATCHES FIRE; NO CASUALTIES
Tags: India, industrial, fire, response, unknown_chemical

A chemical company in the MIDC area in Navi Mumbai caught fire in the early evening hours today.

Eight fire tankers were deployed to douse the fire, which is still raging on due to the chemicals. Fire broke out at the company premises' basement due to unknown reasons where the chemicals were stored. However, due to the combustible nature of the chemicals, the entire building was set ablaze. ??Eight fire tankers have managed to control the fire till now. However, we are working on cooling the area down as the chemicals are igniting and blasting causing small pocket fires,?? said Surendra Chaudhary, an officer in the MIDC Khirne fire department, who has been working on dousing the fire since 4:55 pm.

The fire department is uncertain about any human casualty as it is still too dangerous to try and entire the premises. ??We will have to wait till all chemicals are over. But it does not seem like anyone is trapped inside,?? Chaudhary said. The entire premises, however, have burnt out and there is 100% damage to property. The fire was serious but no noxious gases have leaked out. The other nearby populated areas are on high alert.

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CREWS SET MASSIVE OVERNIGHT FIRE TO BURN OFF HAZMAT NEAR ELLENDALE
Tags: us_MN, transportation, explosion, response, flammables

In the early hours of Saturday morning, hazmat crews detonated explosives and ignited the flammable contents of two tank cars involved in a train derailment near the southern Minnesota town of Ellendale.

Mayor Mark Schroch said the operation woke him up around 3:30 Saturday morning.

"Sounded like a big explosion," said Skroch. "When you looked out it was very vivid. You could see it was just burning profusely. And the flames shot maybe 150 to 200 feet in the air."

The explosions were designed to pierce the hulls of two cars, one carrying propane, the other butane.

Emergency crews had determined that the "vent and burn" procedure was their only option. "There was no other way to safely recover the flammable pressurized gas remaining in the LP car damaged in the derailment, and no way to access the scene to pump off the butane car," according to a statement from Steve Belau of the Rochester Fire Department.

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FAIRFAX FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO HAZMAT INCIDENT
Tags: us_VA, transportation, discovery, response, gasoline

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue department units responded to a hazardous materials incident at the intersection of Terminal Road and Fairfax County Parkway around 3:51 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, department officials said in a news release.

??Units arrived on scene and found a fully loaded fuel tank trailer that had disconnected from the tractor,?? fire officials said in the news release. ??No product was leaking from the tank.??

Fire and rescue officials, police, Virginia Department of Transportation officials and representatives from the transportation company and tank farm responded to the incident.

??Haz Mat crews bonded and grounded all vehicles involved and proceeded to off load 8,470 gallons of gasoline to a new fuel tank trailer,?? fire and rescue officials said in the news release.

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