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DOT Issues Proposed Rule to Harmonize HMR with International Standards

On August 25, 2014, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a proposed rule seeking to harmonize the hazardous...
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Fire alarm brings out hazmat crews at Miramar business

A hazardous materials team and Miramar Fire Rescue responded to a fire alarm Monday night at a business that routinely handles cleaning materials that could be considered hazardous.
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Hazmat Team Sent After Radioactive Material Is Found In Impounded Car

Hazmat Team Sent After Radioactive Material Is Found In Impounded Car | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
A hazardous materials team was sent to the tow pound at Pier 76 on the Hudson River Monday afternoon, after a vehicle containing radioactive material was discovered.
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Pipeline Emergencies Training for First Responders

Pipeline Emergencies Training for First Responders | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Safety Training and Education
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Hazmat, firefighters respond to Anderson Co. fuel spill

Hazmat, firefighters respond to Anderson Co. fuel spill | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
Hazmat crews and firefighters were called to an Anderson gas station on Monday to clean up a diesel fuel spill, according to dispatch.
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Va. Hazardous Materials Conference - Workshop and Speaker Matrix

Va. Hazardous Materials Conference - Workshop and Speaker Matrix | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it

Va. Hazardous Materials Conference

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Emergency Management Investigating HAZMAT Incident in Emmet County

Emergency Management Investigating HAZMAT Incident in Emmet County | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
HAZMAT crews were called to a ditch in Alanson. They had to keep a milky-like substance from spreading Thursday. It was coming from a storm drain outflow at the dead-end of East St. in downtown Alanson.
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New Oregon committee to clarify state rules around hazmat rail transport, including crude oil

SALEM, Oregon - Oregon has created a new committee to clarify the state's rules around rail transport of hazardous materials, including crude oil.
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Hazmat dispatched to ammonia leak

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Local fire departments were dispatched to a chemical leak at Linde, LLC on Thursday at 3:07 p.m.
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Hazmat volunteers praised for dedication at Seven Springs conference

Hazmat volunteers praised for dedication at Seven Springs conference | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
As publicly funded hazardous materials teams have seen their emergency calls dwindle along with the number of volunteers in recent years, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency ...
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Crews work to clean up after train derailment

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio-- Multiple crews were on the scene well into the night working to contain a fuel
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City considers 5 county hazmat co-op

City considers 5 county hazmat co-op | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it

CEDAR CITY — At its Wednesday work meeting, the Cedar City Council considered a five-county regional hazardous materials interlocal agreement. 

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18-Wheeler Carrying Hazardous Materials Catches on Fire on I-20

18-Wheeler Carrying Hazardous Materials Catches on Fire on I-20 | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - I-20 has been cleared of debris and is now reopen to traffic.
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2014 Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation Grant Period Opens

Scholarships for members of fire,
emergency medical (EMS) and hazardous materials response
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Federal Railroad Administration Funds Two Grants for Railroads Hauling Hazardous Materials

The grants aim to mitigate risk among short line railroads.
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Chemical safety takes baby steps forward

The authors the discuss the need for improving U.S. chemical safety after disasters
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Fire crews rehearse a worst-case rail mishap

Fire crews rehearse a worst-case rail mishap | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
They simulated a crude-oil tanker derailment and fire, as well as a chlorine tank car leak
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HazMat called to Indy hospital after containers left at desk

HazMat called to Indy hospital after containers left at desk | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
Officials say someone walked into the hospital with five 1-gallon water jugs, placed them on the front desk, and left.
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Hazmat team responds to overturned tanker

Hazmat team responds to overturned tanker | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
A truck carrying crude oil overturned at Loop 250 and Highway 191 Friday morning, bringing the Midland Fire Department’s hazmat team to  the scene.
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Albemarle County Hosts Fire Marshal Hazmat Training

Albemarle County Hosts Fire Marshal Hazmat Training | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
Fire marshals from around the state got some hazardous material training in Albemarle County Friday.
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Rail Safety and Security Task Force Meets in Lynchburg, VA

Rail Safety and Security Task Force Meets in Lynchburg, VA | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
Lynchburg, VA- Governor Terry McAuliffe's Rail Safety and Security Task Force held its second meeting in downtown Lynchburg Wednesday.
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joseph mpofu's curator insight, July 26, 2015 6:16 AM

I always wondered how accidents like these happens in the first place . I grew up thinking machines are not suppose to fail. Now i have i realised that man don't follow producers and blame it on the machines when accidents happen .

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Report Says West Virginia Wasn't Trained for Chemical Spill

A federal report says West Virginia public health officials weren't trained to respond to a January chemical spill along the Elk River. The U.S. Centers fo
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Hydrogen peroxide mixture leads to #hazmat situation in Atascadero

Hydrogen peroxide mixture leads to #hazmat situation in Atascadero | Hazardous Materials | Scoop.it
A substance that spilled in an Atascadero parking lot Wednesday, causing the area to be blocked off and the Haz Mat Team called in, turned out to be a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, according to the Atascadero Fire Department.
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