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Chicago Tribune’s Charles Selle Decries Lack of Legal Attention to Ethlyene Oxide Emissions Compared to AB Specialty Silicones’ Explosion Effect on Environment

A lawsuit filed in June 2019 in Lake County Circuit Court against AB Specialty Silicones complains that the explosion and fire created air pollution and that the resulting firefighting operations resulted in chemicals and contaminated […]

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Streamwood Firefighters, Area Hazmat Techs Work to Resolve Ammonia Leak at Fresh Express on Lake Street — 7 Transported to Hospital

Streamwood police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:34 PM Monday to a report of an Activated Fire Alarm on the board at NWCDS for the Fresh Express commercial building, 1109 East Lake Street Streamwood, Il. Report […]

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Trucker’s HazMat Notification Questioned After Truck Crash, Fire, and Chemical Cargo Misrepresented on Northwest Highway, Barrington

SEMI-TRUCK DRIVER DIDN’T PROPERLY INFORM FIREFIGHTERS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL A semi-trailer truck driver who rear-ended a pickup truck, did not properly inform firefighters about his hazardous cargo, known as MDI or an isocyanate. The resulting […]

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Truck Fire with Hazardous Chemicals on Board on Algonquin Rd East Of Meijer Dr, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:04 PM Wednesday to a report of a truck fire with possible hazardous materials at 763 West Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report […]