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Hazardous Materials

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  • Why the long lines to dump old paint?

    Why the long lines to dump old paint?
    Long lines of cars snaked around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute last Saturday during a one-day collection of household hazardous waste. Some 1,800 vehicles inched their way through the school's parking lot so the drivers could dispose of their cargo...
  • Beaches open after sewer spill

    A stretch of Orange County Coast has been reopened to public use after a sewage spill off Balboa Pier earlier this week closed some beaches, according to an official with the Orange County Environmental Health department. A sewage spill from Ruby's Diner...
  • Lead Found in Children's Products Sold at Target and Walmart

    Lead Found in Children's Products Sold at Target and Walmart
    LOS ANGELES -- Dangerously high levels of lead have been found in children's products sold at Walmart and Target stores across the country, according to a California based consumer group. The Center for Environmental Health, which commissioned the tests,...
  • Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Raid on Meth Lab

    Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Raid on Meth Lab
    DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. -- The 34-year-old sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre faces drug charges after she was arrested Wednesday in a raid on a Mississippi condo where people were making crystal methamphetamine, authorities said. Brandi Favre was...
  • HazMat Team Responds To Chemical Leak At Seattle's VA Hospital

    HazMat Team Responds To Chemical Leak At Seattle's VA Hospital
    Firefighters responded to a hazardous material situation tonight at Seattle's Veterans Hospital. The Seattle Fire Department's HazMat Team responded when a substance called ethylene oxide leaked at the Beacon Hill facility. The leak took place at...
  • QB Brett Favre's Sister Among 5 Arrested in Miss. Meth Bust

    QB Brett Favre's Sister Among 5 Arrested in Miss. Meth Bust
    The arrest of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's sister during a drug raid in southern Mississippi isn't the first time she's been in trouble with the law. Hancock County Sheriff's Maj. Matt Karl said officers are "very familiar" with 34-year-old Brandi...
  • 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...
  • End of mercury thermometers is near

    End of mercury thermometers is near
    It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction. While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
  • Body, 2 Sick People, Found in Truck Along Highway

    Body, 2 Sick People, Found in Truck Along Highway
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities trying to help a sick man and a child in a truck on a Florida highway also found a body in the vehicle Monday. The incident started in the morning when a pest control truck pulled to the side of the road on I-95 in...
  • Glendale Hts. man injured in fireworks blast

    A Glendale Heights man was seriously injured when fireworks exploded inside his home today, prompting the evacuation of 10 nearby houses, authorities said. Agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted local...