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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines (4 articles)
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 07:52:23 -0500
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Chemical Safety Headlines From Google
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:52:11 AM

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Table of Contents (4 articles)

8,000 BATTERIES CAUGHT FIRE ON PORCH OF OROVILLE HOME
Tags: us_CA, public, fire, response, batteries

FIRE LEADS TO EVACUATION OF CARLETON UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS
Tags: Canada, laboratory, fire, response, unknown_chemical

SIX INJURED IN PALGHAR BLAZE
Tags: India, industrial, fire, injury, unknown_chemical

2 INJURED IN EXPLOSION AT CONROE CHEMICAL PLANT: REPORTS
Tags: us_TX, industrial, explosion, injury, unknown_chemical


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8,000 BATTERIES CAUGHT FIRE ON PORCH OF OROVILLE HOME
https://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Very-Large-Pile-of-Batteries-At-the-Start-of-the--504949252.html
Tags: us_CA, public, fire, response, batteries

OROVILLE, Calif. - The Oroville Fire Department responded to an unusual structure fire on Saturday afternoon at 1212 3rd Ave. in Oroville.

It was just about 4:45 p.m. when a report was made of a fire at a single family home with a small fire on the back porch.

The origin, said Fire Captain David Hilson, involved a pile of about 8,000 batteries, mostly D-sized.

We were told the batteries were to be used as part of a business venture.

Captain Hilson said the fire was contained quickly with minimal damage to the actual home, but a hazmat team had to be called in to clean up the burned pile of batteries and associated damage.

The Butte County Public Health Department was involved in the removal of the toxic debris.

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FIRE LEADS TO EVACUATION OF CARLETON UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/fire-leads-to-evacuation-of-carleton-university-buildings
Tags: Canada, laboratory, fire, response, unknown_chemical

A fire in a laboratory of the Steacie Building caused Carleton University to order an evacuation of that facility and two neighbouring buildings on Saturday night.

??Emergency! THIS IS NOT A DRILL,?? said the email alert issued at 7:46 p.m. ??Officers are responding to a hazard on campus. Evacuate the area in and round Steacie and Surrounding and attending the buildings safe destination site.??

A notice posted on the university website said evacuations were taking place from the Steacie, Health Sciences and Richcraft buildings, grouped together on the southern portion of the campus, near the Rideau River.

The Steacie Building is used for science programs at Carleton.

Individuals requiring shelter were advised to move to the University Centre building.

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SIX INJURED IN PALGHAR BLAZE
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/six-injured-in-palghar-blaze/article26094251.ece
Tags: India, industrial, fire, injury, unknown_chemical

Six workers were injured after a fire broke out in a chemical factory in the MIDC area in Tarapur, Palghar, in the early hours of Friday.
According to the Boisar police, the fire broke out in the tray dryer room of the Salvi Chemical Factory at 3.30 a.m. The flames were brought under control by the fire brigade within 30 minutes. ??The six workers who were inside escaped on their own and were rushed to Ashirvad Hospital by colleagues. Four have minor burns, while two others have sustained 9% and 15% burns respectively,?? police sub-inspector Najeeb Inamdar said.

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2 INJURED IN EXPLOSION AT CONROE CHEMICAL PLANT: REPORTS
https://patch.com/texas/conroe-montgomerycounty/2-injured-explosion-conroe-chemical-plant-reports
Tags: us_TX, industrial, explosion, injury, unknown_chemical

CONROE, TX ?? An explosion at chemical plant facility in Conroe injured two workers Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The accident happened just before 1 p.m. at a chemical plant facility , located at 10600 block of Jefferson Chemical Road.

According to investigators, two electricians suffered burns when a panel they were working on exploded. Both were taken to Memorial Herman for burn treatment.

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