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A hazardous materials call Friday and a gas station fire Monday required vastly different responses, but year-round training and organizational tactics enabled firefighters from Aberdeen Fire and Rescue to handle whatever was thrown their way. "The...
SPRING FLOODING-MICHIGAN Officials plan Mich. flooding damage assessments GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Officials are conducting preliminary damage assessments in parts of West Michigan that were among areas hit hard by recent flooding. The state...
EnfieldJune 1 is the only day Enfield residents have to dispose of their hazardous waste. Due to the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) ending its relationship with the Town, Enfield residents can no longer go to other towns to dispose of their hazardous...
Tags: Environmental Issues
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Department of Transportation has recommended lifting a ban on trucking hazardous materials across the Ambassador Bridge that connects the U.S. and Canada. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/15rYTi8 ) that the agency...
Saturday may be the best chance for some Clark County residents to dispose of potentially harmful materials in their homes. From 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Clark County Road Department at 5 Hopkins Lane, that waste will be accepted as part of the...
Tags: Environmental Issues
Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
Staff WriterRelatively high pesticide use, asthma rates and contaminated bodies of water give Brawley the dubious distinction of being one of the most polluted areas in California, according to a recent report by a state environmental health agency. Pesticide...
Day after day, thousands of commuters are breathing high levels of toxic diesel pollution trapped in Chicago's two major rail stations and even inside the trains they ride, a Tribune investigation has found. Testing by the newspaper found the amount of...
Sun StaffThough Baltimore's emergency planners have long known that a devastating chemical accident could occur in the train tunnel under Howard Street, the city's 440-page emergency plan does not address such a problem and never mentions the tunnel. The plan,...
Tags: Elijah E. Cummings, Vehicles, Emergency Planning, Fires, Health
Sun StaffAs downtown Baltimore returned to normal yesterday, federal investigators gathered evidence that could implicate a water main rupture in last Wednesday's train derailment, a theory that prompted a forceful defense from city officials. Freight trains...
Sun StaffThe first sign of trouble was an unsettling rumble from beneath the streets, a trembling, grinding sensation that lasted several seconds. Dan Stone felt it on the fifth floor of the cast-iron building he owns at 300 W. Pratt St. In a tavern downstairs,...
Tags: Feet, Health and Safety at Work, Vehicles, Forests, Fires
Sun StaffThe train derailment and fire in the heart of Baltimore’s downtown Wednesday alerted the public to an open secret among those in the know: Every day, by rail, by truck and by ship, hundreds of thousands of gallons of hazardous chemicals pass through the...
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