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Hazmat crews are on the
scene of a diesel spill in Afton in the area of Route 151 and Route
Around 3:00 p.m. a tractor trailer punctured its fuel
tank, pouring about 45 gallons of diesel fuel all over the road and into
a nearby creek.
Crews have dammed the creek off to stop the fuel from
entering other waterways. They are also cleaning up the
crews are still trying to cleanup thousands of litres of diesel and
gasoline spilled on Highway 224 between Peguis First Nation and Fisher
River First Nation.
today, a fuel truck travelling north toward Fisher River rolled over,
causing a massive leak.
15 people were forced to leave nearby residences, as HAZMAT crews worked
to contain the spill.
the overturned truck will be pumped into other trucks, and the leak has
since been contained.
EATON - HazMat crews were called to an antique shop in
eastern Colorado Tuesday after a container with explosive material
inside was found.
The Eaton Fire Department says they were called to
Alley Arts and Collectables in the 100 block of Oak Avenue after the
material was found. The Eaton Police Department and Weld County Bomb
Squad also responded to the scene.
No details have been
released on what kind of material was found, but firefighters believe it
is something left over from when a drug store used to own the
Firefighters say an occupant of the building found the
explosive material and the building was cornered off for safety while
Three firemen received burn injuries during
firefighting operations at a chemical store in Sector 37 on Monday. The
injured have been identified as Umar Mohammad, Ramkesh and Lalit Kumar.
The trio has been admitted to Medicity.
fire officer, Sector 37 fire station, Hanumant Sihag said: "Their
condition is said to be stable," Sihag said. While the cause of fire is
yet to be ascertained, sources say a short circuit could have triggered
Fire officials were on the scene this morning of a
hazardous material situation at a chemical plant in southwest suburban
A spokesman for the Forest
View Fire Department said there was a release of a "noxious gas cloud"
at a W.R. Grace & Co. plant at 6050 W. 51st St.
Fire officials said the plant has been evacuated but
not residents from the surrounding area. At least six neighboring fire
departments were assisting. The chemical has not been identified,
chemical leak on I-94 in Saint Paul sent three people to the hospital
The Saint Paul Fire Department says a truck leaked
about 200 gallons of sodium bisulfate near Highway 61. Sodium bisulfate
is used to clean swimming pools.
After seeing the leak, the
driver pulled over in front of a broken-down car. He inhaled the
chemical and had to be decontaminated and taken to Regions
The women in the broken-down car also went to Regions
Hospital with breathing issues.
Some of the chemical made it
to storm drains to the Mississippi River. Booms are being used to
Authorities say crews successfully neutralised a toxic gas
that formed inside a container at a processing plant on Brisbane's
Fire crews were called to the business in Hemmant
early yesterday afternoon after reports of chemical fumes emanating from
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) says it
appears a chemical reaction inside the container caused a toxic and
explosive gas to form.
Crews decanted the contents of the container yesterday
evening and released a neutralising agent to disperse the
before 11p.m. Monday, residents in Venice were awakened to several
powerful blasts. Residents say the sky was lit up very brightly, after
the explosions. The explosions came from a former Dow Chemical plant,
now call Magnesium Elecktorn. The plant is located at College a Baucum
streets in Venice.
Fire Fighters from across the Metro East have staged
at the plant and are using special compounds in an effort to put out the
fire. Fire Fighters believe they are fighting a Magnesium fire and have
to use an exotic compound to put out the fire. If the compound doesn't
work, the fire may have to burn it's self out.
A Hazmat team is cleaning up a chemical spill in South
Reno after a Waste Management employee was burned this morning while
At around 8:09 a.m., the employee emptied several
trash cans into a garbage truck in the 10000 block of Crystal Bay Drive
and began to compact it when he heard a pop, followed by a chemical
spray that burned his skin, City of Reno spokesperson Michele Anderson
said. The employee was transported to an area hospital to be treated.
The severity of his injuries was unknown, but Anderson said he is 'doing
The Washoe County Health Department is also at the
scene, and will continue the investigation to determine what kind of
chemical it was and where it came from, Anderson said. Investigators
have narrowed the chemical's source to about 4 homes on the street, she
Investigators determined only that the chemical was an
acidic liquid, and they were using a stabilizing agent to neutralize it.
Hazmat crews were also working on moving the garbage truck from the
scene, Anderson said.
WAUSAU - A Wausau woman was badly burned in a chemical
fire caused by cooking methamphetamines Sunday and had to be airlifted
to an Alabama burn center.
According to a release from the Washington County
Sheriff's Office, 27-year-old Jennifer Hughes of Wausau was burned in an
apparent chemical fire. Washington County Drug Task Force members
investigated as officers soon realized the woman was injured in a
suspected =93shake and bake=94 fire that occurred in the bathroom area
of her residence, 1863 Fifth Ave. in Wausau.
ANDOVER, Minn. -- Employees at Andover's water
treatment plant were forced to evacuate Monday morning after an
unintended chemical reaction.
Andover's fire chief says an outside contractor was
delivering chemicals to the plant and accidently poured flourine in the
tank that holds chlorine, triggering a reaction that set off hazardous
Emergency response crews and an ambulance were
dispatched to the scene at 1815 Crosstown Boulevard around 11:45
That contractor was treated on the scene, and it was
determined he did not need to be transported.
Fortunately all of the city's water towers were full at the
time, so none of the chemicals were pumped into Andover's water
The building is being ventilated while employees move
to pump the chemicals that triggered the reaction from the
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