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us_ca: Vandals spill corrosive acid onto Vallejo
VALLEJO =97 A group of
people intentionally spilled jugs of corrosive acid onto the street
Sunday night, requiring an emergency cleanup by the Solano County
Hazardous Material Response Team.
to the incident, reported at about 7 p.m., saw several people pour out
two one-gallon jugs onto Coughlan Street at the top of the hill, before
driving away and leaving a third jug upright on the street, Vallejo Fire
Capt. George Everett.
jug had started to leak acid by the time emergency responders reached
the scene, Everett said.
started to eat up the asphalt," Everett said. "It's very corrosive.
(But) there was minimal damage (to the road.)" The cleanup team was
initially uncertain what type of hazardous material had been used, and
remained on the scene until after midnight to neutralize the chemical,
The chemical dumping
incident, considered a criminal act, is under investigation by the
Vallejo Police Department, Everett said.
us_ca: City worker sprayed with chemical,
A Fresno city employee was
hospitalized Monday afternoon after he was accidentally sprayed with a
cleaning agent in east-central Fresno.
The unidentified employee was working about 1:30 p.m.
along the side of a street near Helm and Hedges avenues when a city
vehicle ran over a jug containing the cleaning agent, spraying the man,
said Shandy Solis, Fresno Fire Department spokeswoman.
The man was taken to Community Regional Medical
Center, where he was expected to spend the night, Solis
us: Local investigators learn to identify improvised
YORK =97 Vaseline, powdered
sugar and fertilizer may seem an unlikely mix, but each can be used as
an ingredient in homemade bombs.
chemical concoctions and explosives were the focus of three days of FBI
training for local law enforcement and fire departments this week at
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. The course is part of an initiative
called National Improvised Explosives Familiarization.
Williamsburg Fire Marshal Capt. James Humphrey, who was among
those attending Thursday=92s training session, felt that the information
was beneficial. And timely.
The timing couldn=92t be better for Humphrey as his
office investigates last month=92s mysterious explosion at Parkway
Apartments off Merrimac Trail.
Four people were hurt in the
early morning blast, one critically. Both the FBI and ATF were called in
to help, but no cause has been determined.
us_or: Chemical spill closes Cornelius Pass
PORTLAND, Ore. - Cornelius
Pass Road remains closed from Highway 30 to Northwest Germantown Road
after an acid spill Saturday morning.
Fire and Tualatin Valley Fire were called to the scene around 11:20
a.m., after a 100-gallon tank of N-phuric acid fell from a truck
acid is non-toxic, reports a spokesperson for Tualatin Valley Fire and
Rescue. Initial reports from clean-up crews are that no waterways have
Crews have stabilized the spill, and are now working
with Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality at the