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Hazardous Materials

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  • Pipeline leak in Romeoville snarls area traffic

    A leaking butane pipeline in southwest suburban Romeoville prompted authorities to close several nearby streets and businesses, officials said today. The leak in the 8-inch underground pipe occurred earlier today at the corner of 135th Street and...
  • It's time for U.S. to pass an energy bill

    It's time for U.S. to pass an energy bill
    The old saying goes that if you put a million chimpanzees into a room with a million typewriters for enough time, one of them will eventually write Shakespeare. Unfortunately, we do not have a room full of chimpanzees, but we have the next best thing...
  • Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells -- in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.

    Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells --  in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.
    Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
  • Fire Department reports more calls over holidays

    Warm holiday weather drew crowds to Newport Beach, leading to an increase in emergency calls for lifeguards and firefighters. About 201,000 people visited the beach between Dec. 24 and Monday. Lifeguards responded to 31 first-aid calls and took...
  • Test of Chicago

    Test of Chicago
    Outdoor food festival season is upon us, and inspectors from Naperville and Des Plaines to Chicago are gearing up to test food temperatures, refrigeration and hygiene to try to protect the public. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • USC Building Evacuated After Hazardous Materials Spill

    USC Building Evacuated After Hazardous Materials Spill
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A building at USC's Health Sciences campus was evacuated Thursday after a hazardous material spill. It happened around 2:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Clinical Sciences Annex, located n the 2200 block of East Alcazar Street....
  • Garage used to store ammunition, harzadous materials catches fire, forcing evacuations

    Garage used to store ammunition, harzadous materials catches fire, forcing evacuations
    Two Glendale firefighters sustained minor injuries Thursday morning while responding to a fire in a residential garage that was used to store ammunition and hazardous materials, officials said. The unknown nature of the chemicals, the explosions of...
  • No Hazardous Material in the Truck that Closed Interstate 70

    No Hazardous Material in the Truck that Closed Interstate 70
    Finally nine hours, at 10:15 p.m. Monday night, Interstate 70 reopened after being shut down since 1:15 in the afternoon. The four-mile stretch of the interstate was closed both east and west of Topeka because investigators suspected a man was carrying...
  • Evacuation Orders Lifted After HazMat Train Derailment

    Evacuation Orders Lifted After HazMat Train Derailment
    LITTLEROCK, Calif. (KTLA) -- Residents in Littlerock have been allowed to return home after a Union Pacific train carrying hazardous materials derailed, causing concerns of a chemical leak. The accident happened around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday near the...
  • DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTERS ECO-CHALLENGE

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana to see the DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER'S ECO CHALLENGE, a state-of-the-art, environmentally themed, eco-friendly exhibit. ECO CHALLENGE is a permanent interactive exhibit area designed to stimulate behavioral change in...
  • Baltimore city takes in hazardous waste on drop-off day

    Gail Pickering of Baltimore put some gasoline aside last winter when her snow plow broke down. Months later she tried giving it away but found out it was too old to use. Pickering finally parted with the petrol on Saturday, dropping it off at the city...