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Tag Archive | "HazMat"

Suspicious Powder Found at Trump Tower in Manhattan Thursday

Several people at Trump Tower were put in isolation Thursday night while officials investigated a powder sent to the Trump campaign. Don Dahler reports. Seven people, including a NYPD police officer, were isolated Thursday after a letter containing white powder was delivered to a fifth-floor campaign office in Trump Tower and discovered about 7:30 pm. […]

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One Dead, 11 Injured After After Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Released in Apparent Chemical Suicide Near University of Texas, Austin

At least one person died of an apparent gas poisoning at an off-campus apartment near the University of Texas where firefighters found a sign on the door that said “Stay Out: Hydrogen Sulfide Present.” Austin police and firefighter and paramedics responded about 2:30 p.m. local time Thursday to the 21 Pearl Complex, 911 W 21st […]

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Chemical Mix Causes Hazmat Incident at ITW Red Head on Brickvale Dr, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:05 PM Tuesday to a report of a hazardous materials incident at 2471 Brickvale Drive Elk Grove Village, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that “benzoyl peroxide” was mixed with an incompatible chemical and was smoking. The company’s website lists dibenzoyl peroxide on their Material Safety […]

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Hazmat Incident Kills 2 People, Critically Injures Another, and Injures 4 Cook County Sheriff’s Deputies on Harrison St, Unincorporated Des Plaines

Cook County Sheriff’s police and North Maine Fire Protection District firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:06 PM Thursday to a report of three people not breathing at 3439 Harrison Street Des Plaines, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that three people were discovered unresponsive and not breathing in a townhouse on Harrison Street west of Dee […]

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Aurora, Elgin, Naperville Mayors: Don’t Just Worry About Safer Rail Cars, Worry About Safer Police/Fire Communications

Stalled freight train at the UP Northwest Line Metra Train Station in Arlington Heights reveals a common, highly toxic hazardous material in white tanker car (dimethyl sulfate — highly poisonous, corrosive, carcinogenic and mutagenic). The railroad lines through Aurora, Elgin and Naperville carry an even greater variety and quantity of hazardous materials. Starting with a […]

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Fuel Tank Leak on Raupp Blvd Just South of Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove – Hazmat Level I

Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:41 AM Friday to fuel spill at Lake Cook Road and Raupp Boulevard Buffalo Grove, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report from park district employees that a fuel tank fell off of a pickup truck and was leaking gasoline. A Hazmat Level I response was dispatched to […]

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HazMat Complaint Regarding a Contractor that Allegedly Poured Acetone Down a “Sewer Opening”, on Cold Spring Rd Near Lake Arlington Drive Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:44 PM Saturday to a report of a hazardous materials complaint at 1973 Cold Spring Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report from the condominium association that a contractor poured acetone down a sewer or or manhole for water runoff in the neighborhood. Police and […]

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HazMat Response for Unknown Irritant in Condo Apartment Building Lobby on Ridge Square, Elk Grove Village — Pepper Spray

VIDEO: Aftermath of a pepper spray release that prompted a HazMat response at an apartment/condo building lobby on Ridge Square in Elk Grove Village. Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:18 PM Thursday to a report of smoke or an irritant at Condo/Apartments at 920 Ridge Square Elk Grove Village, IL. Police and […]

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Stalled Freight Train at Metra Train Station Reveals a Common, Highly Toxic Hazardous Material in White Tanker Car

A stalled freight train Wednesday afternoon in downtown Arlington Heights revealed a surprising discovery — a hazmat placard for a common industrial chemical, but highly toxic chemical that is also classified as a potential chemical weapon. Wednesday a freight train stalled just after noon, which gave the opportunity to take a look at what kind […]

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At Hyatt-Regency, Rosemont: Glass Jar with White Substance, Strong Chlorine Smell Causes Firefighter, EMS Hazmat Response, Evacuation

Rosemont police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:47 a.m. to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 9300 Bryn Mawr to a report that someone broke a bottle with a chemical with a strong chlorine smell on the ninth floor. Firefighters were informed by 9-1-1 dispatch that people in room 963 reported that there was a strong chlorine […]

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Naperville Fire Department Conducts Regional HazMat Training Exercise with Canadian National Railroad

Naperville Fire Department will be conducting a regional live fire training exercise near Quincy Avenue northeast of the City’s Public Works Service Center. There is no emergency at the scene and there is no cause for alarm.The training exercise is being held in cooperation with the Canadian National Railroad and is allowing our fire and […]

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Gas Leak Causes Apartment Building Evacuation During Below Zero Wind Chill Near Wellington Ave and Cheekwood Dr, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:00 AM Thursday to a natural gas leak near Wellington Avenue and Cheekwood Drive Elk Grove Village, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a gas odor and found a high level of gas readings inside an apartment building. The apartment building was evacuated and a […]

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CHICAGOLAND RADAR

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  • Current Conditions : 49.5F, Light Rain - 4:12 AM CDT May. 4
    Temperature: 49.5°F | Humidity: 96% | Pressure: 29.65in (Rising) | Conditions: Light Rain | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
  • Tonight as of May. 4 3:51 AM CDT
    Tonight - Partly cloudy. Lows from the upper 30s outlying areas to the lower 40s downtown. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Today as of May. 4 3:51 AM CDT
    Today - Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Breezy. Much cooler. Highs from the upper 40s along the lake to the low to mid 50s inland. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Thursday as of May. 4 3:51 AM CDT
    Thursday - Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs from around 50 along the lake to the lower 60s inland. North winds 10 to 20 mph becoming northeast.

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