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The Hartford CourantA chemical leak in a lab at St. Mary's Hospital has been contained, a hospital spokeswoman said. The substance is used as a dye or stain for lab tests, said Jennifer Clement. Hospital staff was working with the fire department, she said. The material...
As smoke rose above Rosedale homes hours after a CSX train derailed and exploded May 28, many residents wondered what exactly was burning. Three of the railcars were transporting hazardous materials, and investigators believe it was sodium chlorate that...
A hazardous materials call Friday and a gas station fire Monday required vastly different responses, but year-round training and organizational tactics enabled firefighters from Aberdeen Fire and Rescue to handle whatever was thrown their way. "The...
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million. The accusations against...
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. It's an unseasonably warm day, and Avila Beach is packed with sunbathers and tourists. Scott Milner attracts more than a few curious glances as he steps onto the beach holding a Ludlum radiation scanner and proceeds to take...
Staff WriterRelatively high pesticide use, asthma rates and contaminated bodies of water give Brawley the dubious distinction of being one of the most polluted areas in California, according to a recent report by a state environmental health agency. Pesticide...
Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...
Staff WriterResponders strengthen hazmat training By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer HEBER — At any given time, an earthquake could cause chemical containers to overturn, a freight truck or rail car could wreck, or a water treatment plant chemical container to...
L.A. NOWA man who arrived in Los Angeles on a flight from Japan wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants underneath his trench coat has been charged with transporting dangerous materials, federal authorities said Tuesday. As if the gear allegedly........
L.A. NOWAuthorities are not sure why a man flying into the U.S. from Asia was wearing a bulletproof vest and had body bags and weapons in his luggage....
L.A. NOWFederal officials are still trying to determine why a man was wearing a bulletproof vest and had body bags and weapons in his luggage when he arrived on a flight at Los Angeles International Airport....
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