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Hazardous Materials

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  • 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...
  • Baltimore County hazardous waste collection Sunday

    Baltimore County residents may drop off hazardous waste items Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Waste can be dropped off at the Western Acceptance Facility, 3310 Transway Road, located off the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road in Halethorpe. Items accepted...
  • Freight train fire causes delays on CTA's Red Line, Dan Ryan

    Freight train fire causes delays on CTA's Red Line, Dan Ryan
    A reported fire on a freight train has caused delays on the CTA's Red Line near 63rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood, officials said. According to the CTA website, Red Line trains bypassed the 63rd Street station because of fire activity in the...
  • Stevenson University buys Shire drug plant in Owings Mills

    Stevenson University has bought the Shire Pharmaceuticals plant next door to its Owings Mills campus, a $10.5 million deal that a school official said will expand the grounds by a third and help meet the goal of increasing full-time student enrollment...
  • 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...
  • Hazardous waste dropoff set for Dec. 2-3 in city

    Baltimore city residents' next opportunity to leave household hazardous waste at the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center on Sisson Street will come between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3. The center's regular dropoff days would have been held the...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    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...