Does anyone have a list of the 20 deficiencies in the Texas Tech report, and the actions taken by the university for correction in all their labs as noted in the report below?
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1,500 GALLONS OF DIESEL LEAK FROM DERAILED TRAIN CAR | THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, http://www.sltrib .com/sltrib/home/50044177-76/fuel-hunt-lake-leaked.html.csp
About 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel
spilled Tuesday from a punctured tanker car in Salt Lake City <
Salt Lake City
Union Pacific Spokesman Aaron Hunt said that at about 9:50 a.m., a remote control engine derailed from the UP's Warm Springs switching yard, near 800 North and 500 West. A fuel tanker was punctured and began spilling fuel.
No injuries had been reported. Hunt said no waterways were impacted, and responders removed fuel from the tank as well as some of the fuel that leaked.
Hunt said the spilled fuel was vacuumed up and contaminated soil removed, so no long-term problems were anticipated .
EVACUATIONS AFTER CHEMICAL REACTION - CBS 21 NEWS - BREAKING NEWS, SPORTS AND WEATHER FOR THE HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA AREA, http://www.whptv.com/news/loc al/story/Evacuations-after-chemical-reaction/Xoq52959G02iWkCAJeTpRA.cspx
Hazmat crews and emergency responders
;responded to the 300 block of Shrobs Hill rd. in
Firefighters say the
First responders extinguished the fire, but the chemical reaction forced them to evacuate near by homes.
No one was injured and people will likely be able to go back home tonight.
CHLORINE CAUSES ILLNESS AT HAYSVILLE POOL, http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/99907684.html?ref=684
There have been reports of several
illnesses at the Haysville City Pool on
Early reports indicate a chlorine leak may be the cause.
Fire crews, hazmat and ambulances are responding to assess several possible patients.
Ambulances are transporting two people to the hospital with potentially serious injuries.
KAKE News has a crew on the way and will bring updates as soon as they are available
FAYOBSE RVER.COM - <DIV>BUS FUEL SPILLS INTO CREEK</DIV&am p;GT;, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2010/08/03/1018648?sac=Home
A kerosene spill at the city bus terminal
Monday night forced firefighters to build a dike where Cross Creek empties
Battalion Commander Calvin Bishop with
the Fayetteville Fire Department said city hazmat crews responded to
reports of a fuel spill at
As of 11:30 p.m., Bishop said more than 760 gallons of kerosene had spilled from a malfunctioning fuel pump at the Fayetteville Area System of Transit's refueling terminal.
Kerosene is used to fuel some of the newer buses in the fleet, Bishop said.
BLAST PROBE FINDS 20 SAFETY VIOLATIONS |
Texas Tech investigators have linked a Jan. 7 laboratory explosion that severely injured a doctoral candidate to 20 surrounding violations of the university's safety policy, according to documents released Monday.
University officials ordered the probe
after a highly explosive chemical combusted in 29-year-old Preston Brown's
hands, sending him to
In their April report to administrators, investigators concluded the chemistry department had failed to meet some 20 safety standards outlined in the university's Chemical Hygiene Plan, or lab safety manual.
Only a handful of the these violations played a direct role in the incident, but the breadth and severity of the infractions alarmed Tech's administrators and prompted a complete overhaul of the university's safety standards.
Taylor Eighmy, Tech's vice president for research, said the university has corrected the mistakes at all of Tech's labs. His office is also forming a permanent safety committee with university-wide oversight.
"A lot has happened since the accident, in that department and across campus, around our working towards being very compliant toward all of our safety protocols," Eighmy said. "It's a continuous, ongoing process to remain compliant."< /P>
CHEMICAL SPILL SHUTS DOWN POPULAR KELOWNA BEACHES, http://www.theprovince.com/n ews/Chemical+spill+shuts+down+popular+Kelowna+beaches/3352900/story.html
Water used to fight a warehouse blaze
Saturday night mixed with chemicals in the building and flowed into nearby
Mill Creek, which runs through
The building housed a welding shop and a turf business.
The next morning, residents reported Mill
Creek, a spawning habitat, was green and foul-smelling. <
City officials closed both
Tests of the creek water Sunday showed the presence of nitrates, often used in fertilizer.
Swimming in Okanagan Lake is not recommended for 500 metres north and south of the mouth of Mill Creek, which enters the lake to the south of Bennett Bridge, castanet. net reported Monday.
HAZMAT INCIDENT REPORTED AT
PITTSBURGH (AP) ― Officials say a
chemical spilled inside a delivery truck as it arrived at a western
Spokesman David Anna says the truck
apparently hit a bump just inside the Department of Energy's National
Energy Technology Laboratory near
Anna says the driver reported some breathing problems and dizziness and was checked out at a hospital and then returned to the site. Anna says the spill was confined to the truck, and Altoona-based Ward Trucking Company will remove the drum. Laboratory and county hazardous materials team and local firefighters responded.
HAZMAT CLEANUP TOOK SEVERAL HOURS - WECT
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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The State Hazmat Team and Bladen County officials were on the scene of a head on collision in Bladen County, near the Cumberland County border off NC 87 Monday morning.
According to officials with the North Carolina Emergency Management Team, two tractor trailers collided early Monday morning. One of those trailers was carrying 7,000 gallons of Me thanol Gas and the gas was leaking between five to seven gallons a minute.
Bladen Emergency Management Director Bradley Kinlaw said that about 6,000 gallons of Methanol has leaked out at this point. Cleanup crews were on the scene to maintain the spill.
CRASH INVOLVING 5 CARS, 2 SEMI-TRUCKS
SLOWS TRAFFIC ON I-10 EAST AT COTTON -
The crash occurred about 2:30 today on I-10 East near Cotton. One of the tractor-trailer trucks spilled a load of car batteries, slowing the cleanup.
NORTHJE RSEY.COM: WESTWOOD MAN INJURED IN CHEMICAL FIRE, http://www.northjersey.com/news/080110_Westwood_man_injured_in_chemical_e xplosion.html
WESTWOOD - A 29-year-old man was severely burned Sunday evening after attempting to rid his property of a beehive, police said.
The unidentified victim, of
"The chemicals reacted...and he was set on fire," Regino said.
A neighbor tried to extinguish the
flames, Regino said. A 911 emergency call came into police at 8:13 p.m.,
and the man, who was severely burned, was airlifted from a field in nearby
MICRON FIRE CLOSES FREEWAY - KTRV FOX 12, http:// www.fox12idaho.com/Global/story.asp?S=12910926
Crews rushed to the scene. They found the fire burned through the heating and cooling system on top of a building that helps support the company's development of solar panels.  ; Some workers were evacuated as a precaution, luckily no one was injured.
It took firefighters about half and hour to put out the flames. They had to shut down electricity tot he site, to make sure the problem wouldn't spread to high voltage lines in the area. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. SPAN>
Micron doesn't expect the incident to disrupt any ongoing business. This is the second fire at Micron over the past few months. The first happened back in May.
It was a flash fire that broke out after a chemical reaction in one of the mix stations. One employee was injured in that fire, several first responders were treated for chemical exposure.
FIRE SUPPRESSION CREATES ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY, http://www.globalwinnipeg.com /Fire+suppression+creates+environmental+emergency/3350894/story.html
Officials continue to monitor water
quality in Mill Creek and
Water sampling will occur again Wednesday morning.
Boaters are also asked to stay 200 metres from the affected beaches.
A combination of pesticides, glycol,
nitrates and fertilizer were washed into the storm sewer from a
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