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Hazardous Materials

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  • 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...
  • 'Chemical spill' prompts hazmat response in Hillside

    Hillside firefighters and hazardous materials teams were on the scene this morning of a "chemical spill" on Mannheim Road in the West suburb.   The chemical spill at 200 N. Mannheim Road was being classified as a Level 3 Hazmat situation, according to...
  • Elgin derailment not blocking Metra trains

    Elgin derailment not blocking Metra trains
    A freight train derailment in Elgin won't disrupt Metra service as much as originally anticipated. Metra originally said it would be running shuttle buses between Elgin's Chicago Street station and Bartlett station to get around the derailment. But...
  • Body found in truck identified

    The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner has identified the body found in a blue pickup truck in Huntington Beach on Friday. Daniel Kevin Thompson, 41, was a Westminster resident, said Jim Amormino, the Sheriff Department's spokesman said Tuesday. Thompson's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Army seeks emissions permit for another hazardous waste facility

    The Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground is requesting a federal permit for a munitions assessment and processing facility that is expected to handle a number of deadly chemical agents, including Sarin, a nerve agent...
  • Hazmat team responds to false report at Hoag

    Newport Beach firefighters responded to a report of a 5-gallon bucket labeled "radioactive materials" near Hoag Hospital early Tuesday, according to authorities. Authorities received the call about 5:11 a.m., Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer...
  • Arbutus volunteers among responders to Saturday's haz-mat incident at Walmart

    Among 72 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fore Department received Oct. 2-9 were the following: Bloomsbury Avenue, 200 block, 10:01 p.m. Oct. 8. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville career station...