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Kanawha Emergency Officials Want Information before Entering Chemical Plants

If plant personnel don't provide information about an incident, the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says a staging area will be set up about a mile away until the nature of the emergency can be determined.

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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Search for Victims Continues at Connecticut Plant Blast Site

A dozen or more others were hurt in the blast, which happened as gas lines were being tested. The explosion was so powerful it alarmed residents who heard the boom and felt tremors in their homes miles away.

Posted Monday, February 8, 2010

Workers Exposed to Chemical Smoke at Raytheon Fire

Raytheon spokesman John Patterson says a worker was handling chemical waste material just before noon Wednesday when he saw smoke.

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010

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WMD Commission Says U.S. Fails to be prepared for a Biological Attack

"Especially troubling is the lack of priority given to the development of medical countermeasures - the vaccines and medicines that would be required to mitigate the consequences of an attack," the report said.

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Hazmat Quarantines Utah Clinic

A Saratoga Springs man in his early 30s died Tuesday hours after ingesting a hazardous substance.

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Utah Man Dies after Ingesting Hazardous Substance

Frank says the clinic was shut down and 24 people there were quarantined. She says eight of them were being decontaminated in a tent on the clinic site.

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Letters Cause Anthrax Scare in Alabama Political Offices

Williamson said tests would be conducted to determine the exact nature of the powder. Five people who were exposed to the powder in Birmingham were given antibiotics as a precaution.

Posted Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Car Plunges into Frozen Wash., D.C. Creek

Park police say units were dispatched to Rock Creek Parkway south of P Street about 10:20 a.m. Sunday after a caller reported seeing a vehicle overturned in the creek.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

Hydrochloric Acid Leak Sends 22 Employees to Hospital

Several ambulances were dispatched and Tri-Township Fire Protection District crews responded.

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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