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This one seems relevant:

 

Poison control sees spike in calls for cleaner, disinfectant accidents amid COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.livescience.com/covid-19-cleaning-chemical-exposure.html

 

Regards,

Ed

 

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The reporters are all tied up elsewhere.  This would be a good time to dump your waste and set fire to your outbuildings.  Only because the pictures were so readily available did they report on the stack demolition near Chicago.    Monona

 

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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

 

 

Chemical Safety Headlines From Google

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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