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Whether or not the Professor was going to do a demonstration, it is a poor safety practice to store a Dewar of liquid nitrogen in his/her office.  I have done hundreds of demonstrations and outreach programs, both in and out of the college where I was teaching, and I never stored any chemicals or solutions for my demonstrations in my office.
 
Should a teacher be doing any demonstration, for in-class or outreach, everything must be prepped in a suitable laboratory.  Once prepared, the materials must be stored safely in a suitable area away from normal laboratory experiment preparation activities.  Strong acids and bases, flammables, oxidizers, etc., should be temporarily stored in a suitable area, such as a space in a chemical storage room, where they can easily be retrieved for the demonstration. 
 
I won't detail them here, but proper methods of safely moving demonstration materials from the laboratory to the demonstration site must be observed. 
 
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It could be that the Professor was going to do a demonstration and filled a storage Dewar full of the liquid nitrogen. There are many demonstrations that use liquid nitrogen and lots of university do outreach.

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Very curious about the Fresno State incident. A liquid coming from a professor's office that was identified just as "nitrogen." I'd expect a few other comments if someone was describing liquid nitrogen, and wonder why a professor would have any liquid nitrogen in their office, let alone enough that it could start leaking out from under the door.

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Table of Contents (19 articles)

HAZMAT TEAM DEPLOYED FOLLOWING MERCURY LEAK AT HISTORIC HOME IN NORTH ANDOVER - BOSTON NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS
Tags: us_MA, public, release, response, mercury

BIG RIG CRASH, HAZMAT SPILL IMPACTS TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY 3 NEAR HIGHWAY 36 IN TRINITY COUNTY
Tags: us_CA, transportation, release, response, petroleum

ALL LANES OF I-275 EAST AT COLERAIN AVENUE REOPEN FOLLOWING CRASH WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Tags: us_OH, transportation, release, response, flammables

HAZMAT SCARE CAUSES SCIENCE BUILDING TO EVACUATE AT FRESNO STATE
Tags: us_CA, laboratory, release, response, nitrogen

EMORY UNIVERSITY STUDENT INJURED IN SCIENCE LAB ACCIDENT
Tags: us_GA, laboratory, explosion, injury, unknown_chemical

HAZ-MAT RESPONDERS FROM FIVE AREA MUNICIPALITIES RESPOND TO WHEELING CHEMICAL LEAK
Tags: us_IL, industrial, release, response, methyl_methacrylate, resin

BUILDINGS EVACUATED AFTER CHLORINE LEAK NEAR AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS :: WRAL.COM
Tags: us_NC, industrial, release, response, bleach

HAZMAT UNIT DEPLOYED OVER FEARS OF 'UNKNOWN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE' IN SASKATOON HOME THAT TURNED OUT TO BE HELIUM
Tags: Canada, public, discovery, response, other_chemical

LA COUNTY DEPUTY HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO UNKNOWN LIQUID SUBSTANCE IN CHINO HILLS - DAILY BULLETIN
Tags: us_CA, public, release, injury, unknown_chemical

FOLLOWING LAB BLAZE, IISER SET TO APPOINT FIRE AND SAFETY OFFICER
Tags: India, laboratory, follow-up, environmental, unknown_chemical

CHEMICAL SPILL IN KNOXVILLE SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL
Tags: us_TN, transportation, release, injury, sodium_hydroxide

HYDERABAD: FIRE MISHAPS PUT PUNJAGUTTA FLYOVER UNDER SAFETY RADAR
Tags: India, public, follow-up, environmental

WINSTON-SALEM FIRE DEPARTMENT DEBUTS ‘CLEAN CAB' TRUCK WITH HOPES TO KEEP FIREFIGHTERS FROM BEING EXPOSED TO CARCINOGENS
Tags: us_NC, industrial, discovery, environmental, toxics

SAFETY ASSESSMENTS SUPPORTING SCALE-UP OF CHEMISTRY INVOLVING HYDROGEN
Tags: us_NJ, laboratory, discovery, environmental, hydrogen

‘IT WAS A BLUR; HE FLEW BY:' WITNESSES SAY POOL GUY PLOWED INTO HOME, NEARLY KILLING ELDERLY COUPLE INSIDE
Tags: us_FL, transportation, release, injury, unknown_chemical, pool_chemicals

GRIEG CHLORINE SPILL MAY HAVE KILLED 96,000 SALMON - FISH FARMER MAGAZINE
Tags: Norway, industrial, release, response, chlorine

CITY WORKER HOSPITALIZED AFTER HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL RELEASED DURING TRASH PICKUP
Tags: us_CA, transportation, release, injury, waste

FORT ATKINSON FIRE DESTROYS WAREHOUSE, INJURES FIREFIGHTERS, DRAINS WATER TOWER
Tags: us_IL, industrial, explosion, injury, unknown_chemical

FDA RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT PFAS IN FOOD
Tags: public, discovery, environmental, other_chemical


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HAZMAT TEAM DEPLOYED FOLLOWING MERCURY LEAK AT HISTORIC HOME IN NORTH ANDOVER - BOSTON NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__whdh.com_news_hazmat-2Dteam-2Ddeployed-2Dfollowing-2Dmercury-2Dleak-2Dat-2Dhistoric-2Dhome-2Din-2Dnorth-2Dandover_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DAy2EN1L_b98WA85D4XVDqJsBN1pHVo7g3E5d-K4DvWc%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664740542303%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=OdiyPz0%2BunHI%2F6MjkDVFSA1voUVgShK%2BUen%2FE4GfZBk%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_MA, public, release, response, mercury

NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. (WHDH) - A hazmat team was deployed after a suspected mercury leak at a historic home in North Andover on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Fire crews responding to The Stevens-Coolidge House &amp; Gardens on Andover Street found mercury leaking from a mirror.

Firefighters continue to monitor the air quality following the incident.

There were no reported injuries and no additional information was immediately available.

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BIG RIG CRASH, HAZMAT SPILL IMPACTS TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY 3 NEAR HIGHWAY 36 IN TRINITY COUNTY https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__krcrtv.com_news_local-2Delections_traffic-2Daccident-2Dand-2Dhazmat-2Dspill-2Dimpacts-2Dtraffic-2Don-2Dhighway-2D3-2Dnear-2Dhighway-2D36-2Dwednesday%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3D8gdPLH1wuxIj0VkWXiNZAoSH2cK62OfCurOnJx1g8Jc%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664740542303%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=QG6BvS%2FnfsNK2049oO7clLH%2BegJ%2B5ekzWInsPx7xz9c%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_CA, transportation, release, response, petroleum

TRINITY RIVER, Calif. — A tractor-trailer hauling a petroleum slurry overturned down an embankment on Highway 3, north of Highway 36 on Wednesday, requiring a hazmat cleanup.

The California Highway Patrol said the truck made an unsafe turn and overturned just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the truck was hauling two tanks containing about 6,200 gallons of heated Micro Surfacing Emulsifier when the collision took place.

As a result of the crash, the CHP said about 1,000 gallons of the mixture leaked from the tanks into a dry creek bed through a culvert under the road.

Environmental health officials were notified of the spill, and a private contractor was called in to clean it up.

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ALL LANES OF I-275 EAST AT COLERAIN AVENUE REOPEN FOLLOWING CRASH WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIALS https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__www.wlwt.com_article_covid-2D19-2Dvaccine-2Dcard-2Dholder-2Dkids_37268973%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DoxRI6ne1x-jQeUbw1Krp10RZQzYx01wSiJJjJq9WUe8%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664740542303%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=m75fjO8NljlyzgzF%2F8cm47RYd41BE3bPVD7RBU4zLY4%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_OH, transportation, release, response, flammables

CINCINNATI —
All eastbound lanes of Interstate 275 at Colerain Avenue have reopened after officials initially thought hazardous material was spilling onto the roadway from a crash.

According to Hamilton County dispatch, a call came in about the hazardous material at around 3:43 p.m. Thursday.

Colerain Fire reported the vehicle involved in the crash was carrying around 23,000 pounds of a flammable liquid. The truck lost 55 gallon drums onto I-275 but Colerain officials say there was no spillage from the drums.

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HAZMAT SCARE CAUSES SCIENCE BUILDING TO EVACUATE AT FRESNO STATE https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__kmph.com_news_local_hazmat-2Dscare-2Dcauses-2Dscience-2Dbuilding-2Dto-2Devacuate-2Dat-2Dfresno-2Dstate%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DBlt-WaBgs9VaEfAkVJbKnk-aEUxRjEWeYJBqPeoMxn8%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741081995%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=PdAbyvoddBbq5tqoG0kCj3iSoSNDPteWgWG1OOuAk%2BQ%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_CA, laboratory, release, response, nitrogen

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — A hazmat scare took place at Fresno State University Thursday around 6:18 p.m. after custodians noticed liquid leaking from a science professor's office.

According to Fresno State Campus Police, custodians noticed the leak and quickly alerted police.

When police arrived, they say the first and second floors of the science building had to be evacuated.

That's when Fresno Fire Department showed up with hazmat.

The fire department found the leak, which was said to be Nitrogen, and are cleaning the area.

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EMORY UNIVERSITY STUDENT INJURED IN SCIENCE LAB ACCIDENT https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__www.fox5atlanta.com_news_emory-2Duniversity-2Dstudent-2Dinjured-2Din-2Dscience-2Dlab-2Daccident%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3D0Gtyd6lR5K2TKSBXTScjOf36QxKPwZKkuKuwBdHQ_kA%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741081995%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=RETkWukhFG7bZrgmjVPJWmRneU2oniiiWo5oT0hEzF8%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_GA, laboratory, explosion, injury, unknown_chemical

ATLANTA - A science student at Emory University was injured on Tuesday after an incident at one of the labs.

University officials said the incident happened at the Sanford S. Atwood Chemistry Center.

DeKalb County firefighters said the student was handling an unknown chemical when it exploded inside a beaker.

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HAZ-MAT RESPONDERS FROM FIVE AREA MUNICIPALITIES RESPOND TO WHEELING CHEMICAL LEAK https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__www.journal-2Dtopics.com_articles_haz-2Dmat-2Dresponders-2Dfrom-2Dfive-2Darea-2Dmunicipalities-2Drespond-2Dto-2Dwheeling-2Dchemical-2Dleak_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3D6GoNE2eK2L47nxYJMdYidWQCNqEesJdgic1rA0sr_w0%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741081995%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Nj5b7DB9mFI0oWzm1%2B%2Fo%2F3IndZcc6uPEZFrjn%2BI%2FFU0%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_IL, industrial, release, response, methyl_methacrylate, resin

Wheeling fire responders were called on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. to a factory on the 100 block of Messner Drive in Wheeling for a potentially volatile situation involving chemicals. There were no injuries.

The Aug.10 hazardous material leak incident took place at a factory that makes dental applications such as bridges and retainers. The warehouse is located in an industrial park just west of Chicago Executive Airport near S. Wolf Road.

Crews responded when two 55 gallon drums were apparently having some sort of chain reaction and were leaking, said Wheeling Fire Chief Mike McGreal.

On arrival, responders found the building to be evacuated and located the two drums leaking a chemical, methyl methacrylate, which is a resin used in dentistry to make and repair dentures.

One of the drums was misshapen and responders were worried the barrels could explode.

The chemicals in the barrels were reacting to the humidity and became a fire hazard, McGreal said.

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BUILDINGS EVACUATED AFTER CHLORINE LEAK NEAR AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS :: WRAL.COM https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__www.wral.com_buildings-2Devacuated-2Dafter-2Dchlorine-2Dleak-2Dnear-2Damerican-2Dtobacco-2Dcampus_19821849_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DjdEhS_Br6g90byDnUAn8l-47zYaJIPEqgLpAND6Q2lA%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741081995%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=4NticBW3rs86FDwX471ZXArzuMi3fQQZGHuaVz%2Bz4RY%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_NC, industrial, release, response, bleach

DURHAM, N.C. — A 'hazmat situation' reported near American Tobacco Campus led to buildings being evacuated.

Fire trucks and at least a dozen first responders could be seen on Blackwell Street and Jackie Robinson.

A leaking sodium hypochlorite pipe in a facility at 410 Blackwell St. caused the evacuation and hazmat teams, according to Durham Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Iannuzzi.

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HAZMAT UNIT DEPLOYED OVER FEARS OF 'UNKNOWN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE' IN SASKATOON HOME THAT TURNED OUT TO BE HELIUM https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__thestarphoenix.com_news_local-2Dnews_hazmat-2Dunit-2Dresponds-2Dto-2Dunknown-2Dhazardous-2Dsubstance-2Din-2Dsaskatoon-2Dhome-2Dturned-2Dout-2Dto-2Dbe-2Dhelium%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DQWCE9T1OXgEq2Z8sMveBPq0DoZkNSctj0Wq22HeFtFM%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741081995%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=JuRSdf4sBRZPj8x1zWzqm4VO2iyDz3iXsenZubvt8sQ%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: Canada, public, discovery, response, other_chemical

The Saskatoon fire department responded to reports that an "unknown hazardous material" could be present at a Nutana home on Wednesday.

As fire dispatchers connected with ambulance dispatchers, the fire battalion chief determined that something "indicated a chemical" and decided to send in the hazmat unit, decontamination unit and emergency management command vehicle, said assistant fire chief Yvonne Raymer. Raymer added that she did not know what information prompted the battalion chief to call for the specialized units.

Firefighters in full protective gear evacuated the home. Technicians later determined that the chemical was helium and that it was present at safe levels; no ventilation was required.

Raymer said she had no information regarding the initial medical call. She also had no further information on the outcome of the medical call or how many people were at the home. Carbon monoxide readings were zero.

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LA COUNTY DEPUTY HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO UNKNOWN LIQUID SUBSTANCE IN CHINO HILLS - DAILY BULLETIN https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__www.dailybulletin.com_2021_08_11_la-2Dcounty-2Ddeputy-2Dhospitalized-2Dafter-2Dbeing-2Dexposed-2Dto-2Dunknown-2Dliquid-2Dsubstance-2Din-2Dchino-2Dhills_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DeXdJBIYcx1S3PUYns7sMIPTB502GhHWTeDDN80p9gXU%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=WKvIp5eEUFJNel8LIFSdMH7pZ4i0aYrlRGXccVxHx9c%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_CA, public, release, injury, unknown_chemical

A hazardous materials team did not find any dangerous or toxic chemicals in a pursuit suspect's car in Chino Hills after a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy was hospitalized following her exposure to an unknown liquid substance, authorities said Wednesday, Aug. 11.

The deputy was searching a car near Grand Avenue Park just before 2:10 p.m. when she came into contact with an unknown liquid substance, according to Deputy Alejandra Parra of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

A hazmat team with the Chino Valley Fire District responded to evaluate the scene and deemed it stable, according to Massiel De Guevara, spokeswoman for the Fire District.

The deputy was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital in stable condition by paramedics, Guevara said.

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FOLLOWING LAB BLAZE, IISER SET TO APPOINT FIRE AND SAFETY OFFICER https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__indianexpress.com_article_cities_pune_following-2Dlab-2Dblaze-2Diiser-2Dset-2Dto-2Dappoint-2Dfire-2Dand-2Dsafety-2Dofficer-2D7447791_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DekDKcXMdUuhc_2smTSVosv_RJhetp2fBjXGbEY8JZfc%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=PC7crSrJbOlgJ%2BG7HQLt4eqFC%2FkiMFT35U%2Bf%2BDnOxbA%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: India, laboratory, follow-up, environmental, unknown_chemical

Three weeks after a major fire broke out at a laboratory at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, the institute's administration is planning to rope in services of a fire safety officer to avert a repeat of such incidents in the future.
Besides, the institute is holding a three-day fire safety training session, being conducted by an external agency starting Tuesday, for all doctoral students, faculty members, staff, research assistants and post-doctoral associates of the Chemistry department.
The development follows suggestions proposed by an internal Safety Committee, comprising faculty members from different departments of the institute.

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CHEMICAL SPILL IN KNOXVILLE SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__www.wate.com_news_emergency-2Dcrews-2Drespond-2Dto-2Dreported-2Dchemical-2Dspill-2Din-2Dknoxville_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DpoXNTqZMUlF_H9XdVq3KcckOPjBj5RswrDj8Ze_rPS0%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=%2FTU36L5tNEcQ%2FNj%2Bl2Ty4bEXvqyfrKDHiICdZsMnHQ0%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_TN, transportation, release, injury, sodium_hydroxide

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Emergency crews responded Wednesday afternoon to a reported chemical spill in northeast Knoxville. Fire crews were sent to the 2800 block of Hoitt Avenue.

Knoxville Fire said the spill was caused by a tanker that was carrying caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). One victim was also sent to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

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HYDERABAD: FIRE MISHAPS PUT PUNJAGUTTA FLYOVER UNDER SAFETY RADAR https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__timesofindia.indiatimes.com_city_hyderabad_fire-2Dmishaps-2Dput-2Dpunjagutta-2Dflyover-2Dunder-2Dsafety-2Dradar_articleshow_85258506.cms%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DFxf0xWRpuWnf6zFF3-tSsX-_sGsOlgU1u_rCmQ9gw3o%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=xg4DbxIhMtSrv%2F5M2MSOwvfSpoJvmadpwptZKm38lw4%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: India, public, follow-up, environmental

HYDERABAD: Three fires in less than two years on the arterial Punjagutta flyover have led to questions on its safety.
While officials maintained that there has been no structural damage and it was safe, civil engineers taken by TOI to check the 2.1 km flyover said that any delay in thorough inspection could have catastrophic consequences.
The flyover's scaffolding had collapsed while under construction in September 2007. Luckily, a major tragedy was averted and only one person had died then and a few others injured as there were few vehicles under it.
On Tuesday, when TOI visited the flyover with civil engineers, they found fire damage at three different places. A visual assessment by two different engineers showed expulsion of concrete from the surface layer at places exposed to heat, damage to the rubber bearing pads between the deck slab and pier, and smoke damage.

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WINSTON-SALEM FIRE DEPARTMENT DEBUTS ‘CLEAN CAB' TRUCK WITH HOPES TO KEEP FIREFIGHTERS FROM BEING EXPOSED TO CARCINOGENS https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__myfox8.com_news_north-2Dcarolina_piedmont-2Dtriad_winston-2Dsalem-2Dfire-2Ddepartment-2Ddebuts-2Dclean-2Dcab-2Dtruck-2Dwith-2Dhopes-2Dto-2Dkeep-2Dfirefighters-2Dfrom-2Dbeing-2Dexposed-2Dto-2Dcarcinogens_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3Dh9RQeukvbcSLWT0hsr1DbqrS7wMo3FmDECd8OoANRV8%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AdLzkDIZnsso4Sz8SVnte%2BasJqjyvwzhPOad5gwH0Bs%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_NC, industrial, discovery, environmental, toxics

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The City of Winston-Salem is trying to keep the men and women who fight fires safe.

Fire department leaders announced the rollout of the "Clean Cab" truck at a public safety meeting Wednesday.

"The idea is to move the carcinogens that may still be on our air packs to an area where we aren't breathing it in," said Chase Swaim, a captain with the Winston-Salem Fire Department.

Find out first — Get the latest breaking news from FOX8 sent straight to your inbox.
After a fire, the crew rides in the clean cab, any gear covered with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals, is stowed in a safe area in the back of the truck.

This keeps them from breathing in dangerous chemicals on the way back to the station.

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SAFETY ASSESSMENTS SUPPORTING SCALE-UP OF CHEMISTRY INVOLVING HYDROGEN https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__pubs.acs.org_doi_10.1021_acs.oprd.1c00256%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3Da4wccyCkRv3z3WlUjxmaDsXV2lXNhWo0_ACHquWxUzo%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=%2Blrd%2Boaq6b7YIiPu7rPrtMrw7XgfTJ2WwomfUSjZ54o%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_NJ, laboratory, discovery, environmental, hydrogen

Asymmetric transfer hydrogenation (ATH) is a commonly used transformation in the pharmaceutical industry for the reduction of ketones to establish key stereocenters. Yet, the potential for hydrogen gas generation during reaction, workup, and waste handling processes could be overlooked, resulting in serious safety issues such as waste container overpressurization or fire. In this study, multiple module calorimeter (MMC) testing along with micro-GC tests of small scale (1-2 mL) representative lab samples were performed to detect and predict the potential safety hazards associated with the scale-up of an ATH process. Due to the safety concern discovered in the early safety screening tests, methanesulfonic acid (MSA) quench was implemented at the end of the ATH reaction to suppress hydrogen generation, avoiding possible overpressurizing the waste drum and the need to use special hydrogen-rated equipment at pilot- and production-scale. A safety assessment was performed to ensu!
 re that the subsequent vacuum distillation poses no risk of hydrogen combustion caused by using a standard pump/system. The process improvements and rigorous safety assessments enable the ATH reaction to be scaled-up using standard pilot plant equipment without the need for special handling and monitoring requirements for hydrogen gas. This study provides useful guidance and recommendations for safer scaling-up of similar organic synthetic reactions which may also generate flammable gas.

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‘IT WAS A BLUR; HE FLEW BY:' WITNESSES SAY POOL GUY PLOWED INTO HOME, NEARLY KILLING ELDERLY COUPLE INSIDE https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__www.wfla.com_news_pinellas-2Dcounty_it-2Dwas-2Da-2Dblur-2Dhe-2Dflew-2Dby-2Dwitnesses-2Dsay-2Dpool-2Dguy-2Dplowed-2Dinto-2Dhome-2Dnearly-2Dkilling-2Delderly-2Dcouple-2Dinside_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DiuBjj3efgKCAKl7d6gb-U2k89X6MspnUnaddFacV7j4%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ssfPqKDqWOPvPMldbW4It%2Fw4dqQFLeZ6rQYYBwXXJu4%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_FL, transportation, release, injury, unknown_chemical, pool_chemicals

REDINGTON BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — A man crashed his car into a home on Bath Club Drive Tuesday afternoon, with witnesses saying he nearly killed the occupants inside.

The elderly couple living inside the home was watching television in the next room when a pool maintenance man, according to witnesses, plowed into the home.

"He flew by like a blur," said Tony Napolitano from Premier Pools &amp; Spa.

Napolitano was working with his crew several doors down and witnessed the incident. The pool company he works for is unrelated to the pool maintenance man who crashed into the home.

"The impact was solid; we thought the person was dead," said Napolitano. "He's a pool maintenance guy, so he was carrying hazardous materials.

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GRIEG CHLORINE SPILL MAY HAVE KILLED 96,000 SALMON - FISH FARMER MAGAZINE https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__www.fishfarmermagazine.com_news_grieg-2Dchlorine-2Dspill-2Dmay-2Dhave-2Dkilled-2D96000-2Dsalmon_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DNuG0YdJ95T8Q6jlhGlF3JZ9Kci00UnUQnGCSmSvCdDo%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=DTx4Hkccu2fQkj9Gu%2BxYU7MBJOhH%2BSOTQVrvIlQVQMk%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: Norway, industrial, release, response, chlorine

Grieg Seafood is thought to have lost more than 400 tonnes of salmon after a major spillage of chlorine escaped into the sea next to a slaughterhouse in Altafjord, northern Norway.

It is the second incident to affect the company in less than a fortnight. At the beginning of August it said it was being forced to cull around a million salmon and postpone its first transfer until next year after discovering just one case of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) at its farms in Newfoundland.

It said the move was a precautionary measure and no further cases of ISA had been discovered.

The chlorine spill in Altafjord this week was a large one, totalling around 15,000 litres and significant enough for the emergency services to brought in. Chlorine is a chemical normally used to disinfect the water in slaughterhouses. The equivalent loss in fish numbers could be more than 90,000 at an average weight of around four kilos.

The Norwegian news outlet VG reports that the company is in the process of assessing the situation but it is thought the chemical escaped from a large storage tank into a waiting cage plant.

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CITY WORKER HOSPITALIZED AFTER HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL RELEASED DURING TRASH PICKUP https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__abc30.com_fresno-2Dhazmat-2Dsituation-2Dchemical-2Dspill-2Dpool-2Dacid_10942673_%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3DrnryuoSSvCYE_QBUtZ2Lg91ZAiRbk-jMsQGfe-2TAJU%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741091992%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oyY1pAQ%2FL8JQXQMmE9bI8hN6mv46IbYL%2FKNjuMY%2FPx4%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_CA, transportation, release, injury, waste

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A city worker was taken to the hospital after inhaling a hazardous chemical left during a curbside trash pickup on Tuesday.

Fresno fire officials say waste collectors were picking up trash on Dearing and Minarets Avenues in northeast Fresno.

That's when workers saw a cloud of vapor after the pile of trash was dumped into the truck.

The Fresno Fire Department's hazmat teams were called to help decontaminate the area.

The neighborhood was closed off while crews washed down the acid, neutralizing it. The area has since been reopened.

Investigators found that someone had left a bottle of pool acid in the trash pile.

The city worker was taken to a hospital for observation. Officials say they are expected to recover.

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FORT ATKINSON FIRE DESTROYS WAREHOUSE, INJURES FIREFIGHTERS, DRAINS WATER TOWER https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.proofpoint.com%2Fv2%2Furl%3Fu%3Dhttps-3A__madison.com_wsj_news_local_fort-2Datkinson-2Dresidents-2Durged-2Dto-2Dconsider-2Devacuation-2Das-2Dstructure-2Dfire-2Dblazes_article-5Ff89d022b-2D1f78-2D5974-2D893f-2Def5730a3462f.html%26d%3DDwIDaQ%26c%3DoqyuZuih6ykib6aKiBq22_bich4AVfYGoLertJN0bEc%26r%3D-wkB7YdHKSKidOzgHrEUk4mZ2DZuR9u1r8X917JJh2o%26m%3Dut46QWVdiZrApfhlsw2trnE8Y_tf_QcifomkaYGRSOA%26s%3Dcrn3VuR_l8-6dOWsFlS-3ASvNY8M6T-jiPxAzX1kH8A%26e%3D&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C21c0895c42074296fcac08d95e71b4d9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637644664741101982%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ezhIRu6fJFMpzzjYmXy3O%2FOM4mZswhomuhvywA4yy7I%3D&amp;reserved=0
Tags: us_IL, industrial, explosion, injury, unknown_chemical

large warehouse fire in Fort Atkinson Tuesday displaced about 50 residents and injured some of the 150 firefighters called to the scene.

An explosion at a chemical plant near the northern Illinois community of Rockton sparked a massive fire that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air Monday morning.
The fire was reported around noon in the 700 block of Oak Street on the city's north side, police said. There was no one in the building at the time.

Fire Chief Daryl Rausch said at a press conference Tuesday evening that some firefighters suffered injuries due to the heat and were treated at the scene or taken to a local hospital.

Rausch said crews nearly "drained the city water system" while combating the blaze, leading to the department's decision to let the rest of the building and its contents burn. The warehouse contained tires for military vehicles, unspecified chemicals and cans from a local canning company.

Both the state Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were on site monitoring the quality of the water and air in the area.

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FDA RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT PFAS IN FOOD
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Tags: public, discovery, environmental, other_chemical

The US Food and Drug Administration is reminding manufacturers that only certain processes are allowed for fluorinating polyethylene containers used to store food. The warning comes following reports earlier this year of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) migrating into pesticides stored in fluorinated high-density polyethylene containers.
In an Aug. 5 letter to industry, the FDA clarifies that fluorinated polyethylene containers used for food can only be made using fluorine gas in the presence of nitrogen to modify the surface of a molded container. Fluorination in the presence of water, oxygen, or inert gases other than nitrogen is not allowed because such processes can lead to the formation of toxic PFAS that can migrate into food, the agency says. Fluorination of polyethylene food containers during the molding process is also prohibited.
The FDA claims that it sent the letter out of an abundance of caution, not because it is aware of any unauthorized fluorinated polyethylene containers being used to store food. "It is important to note that there is no evidence of unlawful manufacturing processes being used for food containers," Susan Mayne, director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, says in a statement. "We are encouraging manufacturers and distributors to consult with us regarding the regulatory status of any manufacturing processes used to produce fluorinated polyethylene containers for use in contact with food," she says.

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