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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines (1 articles)
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 08:18:07 -0400
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I'm not sure what's going on in the world, but Google reports no news on my feeds since Sunday. I did hear of one interesting hazmat event described below...

- Ralph


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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8:16:30 AM

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WANTAGH HAZMAT TEAM BURNS OFF GAS AFTER PROPANE TANK LEAK: PHOTOS
Tags: us_NY, public, fire, response, propane


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WANTAGH HAZMAT TEAM BURNS OFF GAS AFTER PROPANE TANK LEAK: PHOTOS
https://patch.com/new-york/wantagh/wantagh-hazmat-team-burns-gas-after-propane-tank-leak-photos
Tags: us_NY, public, fire, response, propane

WANTAGH, NY ?? The Wantagh Fire Department is reminding residents to use safe grilling practices after a hazardous materials team was sent to conduct a "burn-off" operation at a leaky propane tank.

Firefighters were called around 4:30 p.m. Friday for a leaking tank on Ferndale Drive. Chief Ken Kelly arrived at the address and found a leak in a 20-pound propane barbecue tank. The owner said the tank was full.

The department's HazMat team was sent to the address to burn off the gas, which is the "safest and most efficient" way to eliminate the danger, Kevin Regan, a spokesman for the department, said in a news release. The HazMat team connected a hose to the leaking tank to allow the gas to flow a safe distance away through a water-filled barrel. When the propane passes through the hose, the gas rises through the water in the barrel and is ignited by a flare at the top of the barrel. The propane burned for about 45 minutes until the tank was empty.

Crews determined the tank had a lot of rust and a small crack on the bottom.

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