Ohio town under evacuation order after train derails, chemical burns
The location of Friday’s train derailment in eastern Ohio was a hazardous materials scene Saturday, and a fire that raged overnight continued to smolder, officials said.
People living and working within one mile of the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, were ordered to evacuate Friday. Those orders were still in effect Saturday as the scene was being monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency, the village’s mayor, Trent Conaway, said.
The burning chemical was identified as vinyl chloride, the village said in a news release Saturday afternoon. The flammable gas is used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, vehicle interior features such as upholstery, and plastic kitchenware.
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Madison, Huntsville agencies respond to fuel spill that flowed into pond near Hexagon
Cleanup crews were still on the scene of a fuel spill Thursday afternoon that had mixed with rainwater to flow into a nearby pond.
Madison Fire & Rescue said its crews were called out for a possible chemical spill just before 11 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Intergraph Way. It was determined the chemical in question was diesel fuel that had leaked from an external tank at a business on Lime Quarry Road and ended up in the pond by Hexagon.
Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded with its Hazmat team to contain the pill on the north and south sides of the leak, as well stop the leak at its source, an official said.
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700 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at facility atop Haleakala
The spill began Sunday night and continued until maintenance personnel discovered the pump was still on and shut it off around 8 a.m. Monday, the release said.
No injuries were reported.
Fuel spill experts from the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center will assess the area for remediation, the release said.
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30 gallons of fuel spill on railroad tracks in North Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — About 30 gallons of diesel spilled onto the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Portland’s Cathedral Park on Tuesday, according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
In a release, the DEQ blamed the spill on a train traveling between Toyota Yard and the railroad yard.
Using absorbent material and a truck designed to vacuum up the fuel, an environmental cleanup crew managed to clear some of the spill that covered the asphalt and railroad ballast, which is the gravel underneath the tracks.
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Suncor refinery leaks gas, Polis renews shutdown emergency
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (KDVR) — Alarms were triggered at the Suncor refinery Tuesday evening after a gas leak, according to the company.
Suncor told FOX31 that the gas leak was “small” and “detected in refining process equipment” at the Commerce City facility. The company said its monitoring system “has not indicated cause for any acute public health concerns.”
Suncor said the refinery alarms went off because of the leak, which was then contained.
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US: Train derails in North Louisiana, local families evacuated amid hazardous substance leak
About 130 people in north Louisiana are under a mandatory evacuation after a train derailed and at least two of the cars involved began leaking hazardous products, state police said.
The Union Pacific Railroad train derailment happened at about 10:30 pm on Friday in the town of Keatchie in DeSoto Parish, about 48 km southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana State Police Trooper Jonathan Odom said.
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