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The hazmat topic section covers hazardous operations including hazardous materials incidents. Chemical analysis, hazmat protective equipment and all the latest hazmat gear is covered, along with news and expert columns about hazmat events.

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Pittsburgh EMS personnel conducted training on contaminated patients utilizing SCBA, respirators and antidotes
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Sick workers arrived at the Sunnyside hospital after being exposed to low levels of radiation
An explosion inside a Youngstown building collapsed the first floor into the basement
Authorities say explosion at Old Bridge sign company was the result of a chemical reaction
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The plant near Plaquemine experienced an unintended reaction in a sulfuric acid tank led to the venting of the toxic vapors
Over 50 workers were evaluated after an anhydrous ammonia leak at La Quesera Mexicana in Greeneville
First responders, hazmat teams investigated suspicious envelopes at four sites across two counties
A shelter-in-place order was given to residents near Sound Resource Solutions in Shepherd
Four synagogues and a university were sent intimidating letters creating hazmat investigations
Muriatic acid was stolen from a pool building and poured on slides at a Longmeadow playground
Paramedics evaluated, transported three people to hospitals for additional testing as firefighters evacuated judges’ chambers
11 patients from the Orange County hazardous materials incident are listed in stable condition
Several patients experiencing headaches and dizziness at a North Whitehall childcare center were transported to area hospitals
Approximately 500 Teutopolis residents within a mile of the crash scene were evacuated
Officials say approximately 4,000 gallons of the tanker’s load of anhydrous ammonia was released in the crash in Teutopolis
The Aug. 8 wildfire killed at least 97 people and destroyed at least 2,000 structures, mostly homes, in Lahaina
Medical experts say misinformation around fentanyl and what happened to Syracuse first responders created a “nocebo effect”
Dartmouth officers were overcome by a combination of hydrochloride, hydrogen peroxide and sodium hydroxide
At least 10 vehicles were involved in crashes on the highway in Bridgeport
30 backup batteries for MRI machines had begun “off-gassing,” creating a hazmat incident in the Tampa facility
The pilot had been practicing landings and takeoffs at the Long Beach Airport where the crash occurred
Campers at four sites in the San Juan National Forest complained of wheezing, nausea and throat and nose irritation
Federal regulators propose every railroad, nearly 600, push out details on chemicals carried to every first responder near a derailment
A Miami County official said there was a “surge of chemicals” at the Troy pool that caused several children to be taken to local hospitals
First responders from several agencies responded to a report of an ammonia leak in a Lancaster food warehouse
Authorities in Longmeadow say muriatic acid was stolen from a nearby pool building and poured on the slides