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The hazards and hazmat topic section covers operations involving hazardous materials – chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) incidents. Get the latest news related to hazmat incidents as well as original articles and videos covering emergency decontamination, identification of hazmat facilities, a review of hazmat training levels (awareness, operations and technician) and more.

The fire that spread quickly over 8 acres was fed by pallets, cars, construction materials, hand sanitizer and other items being stored under the freeway in an industrial neighborhood
Roll on/roll off vessels like the Grande Costa d’Avorio can pack thousands of vehicles of various conditions
Hazmat teams removed debris from underneath a mile-long section of I-10 for an inspection of the freeway
Orange County officials shut down local schools after testing found high levels of asbestos, lead, arsenic, and nickel
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
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Chattanooga firefighters thought they were responding to just a vehicle fire at metal recycling facility
The fire in Solvay sent up a large plume of orange-colored smoke seen for miles
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
Fumigation chemicals submerged in water floated and began to burn, creating a toxic cloud in Lebanon
Approximately 500 Teutopolis residents within a mile of the crash scene were evacuated
Officials say approximately 4,000 gallons of the tanker’ load of anhydrous ammonia was released in the crash in Teutopolis