‘Chemical spill’ at Phoenix post office involved acetone
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a reported chemical spill at a post office Saturday turned out to involve a shattered glass bottle of acetone, which is used in nail polish...
Boaters slow to return Indiana beaches after cyanide spill
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Boating enthusiasts have been slow to return to the Lake Michigan shoreline in northwestern Indiana after a chemical spill killed thousands of fish and prompted the temporary...
Mayor: Officials waited days to warn of lake chemical spill
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana mayor accused state environmental officials Friday of waiting several days before notifying his city about a steel mill's spill of cyanide and another chemical that...
The Latest: Mayor: Officials delayed notifying city of spill
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical spill northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline (all times local):
A northwestern Indiana mayor says state environmental...
4 people treated after chemical spill on Indiana highway
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — State police say a trooper and three drivers were taken to a hospital as a precaution after a chemical leak along a southwestern Indiana highway.
ATLANTA (AP) — At least 10 people had to be decontaminated after a worker at a university in Atlanta spilled a chemical, creating a white cloud inside a science building.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least 50 people reported feeling sick after sulfur dioxide spilled out of a rail car in Salt Lake City.
The Salt Lake City Fired Department said the leak occurred...
MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — A school in a Salt Lake City suburb was evacuated Thursday because of a chemical leak.
The Unified Fire Authority said approximately 100 special needs students were...
Crews cleaning up chemical spill at rail terminal
FRYBURG, N.D. (AP) — Crews are working to clean up a chemical spill at a rail terminal in Fryburg.
The North Dakota Department of Health says it's closely monitoring the spill and working...
Chemical spill in upstate building sends 3 to hospital
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a chemical spill inside a western New York commercial building has sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Firefighters have contained a large chemical spill at an industrial company in Minneapolis.
Hawkins Chemical was evacuated Friday where an estimated 5,400 gallons of...
Alabama chemical spill sends dozens to hospitals
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than 50 people were sent to hospitals around Birmingham, Alabama, following a chemical spill at a water treatment plant.
Lottery drawing delayed due to chemical spill at building
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — People hoping to find out if they struck it rich in the North Carolina Education Lottery had to wait a little longer because of a chemical spill at the lottery building.
Local news outlets report lottery spokesman Van Denton says first responders were called to lottery headquarters Monday night after about three gallons (11 liters) of peroxide leaked from a 35-gallon (132-liter) drum.
Firefighters cleaning chemical spill at U of Illinois campus
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials say crews are cleaning a chemical spill at the Urbana-Champaign campus' Beckman Institute .
Nearly $3M in more water crisis settlement checks to be sent
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer for West Virginia residents affected by a 2014 chemical spill into a river says another batch of settlement checks from a class-action lawsuit is going in the mail.
Site of 2014 West Virginia chemical spill sold at auction
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The former site of a company that spilled chemicals into a West Virginia river has been sold at auction for $375,000.
WOWK-TV reports business owner Jim Shafer bought the Freedom Industries site on Thursday.
Site of 2014 West Virginia chemical spill to be auctioned
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The former site of a company that spilled chemicals into a West Virginia river is going up for auction.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Monday the former Freedom Industries site will be available at an auction next week.
- WRAL-TVToxic chemical spill affects Pittsboro's drinking waterOctober 16, 2019
No injuries in small wood shop fire at Nebraska prison
TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials say a chemical spill ignited a small fire in a closet at the state prison in Tecumseh.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that no one was injured in the fire that started Tuesday inside the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution's wood shop.
Chicago, surfer group oppose US Steel settlement in court
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The city of Chicago and a surfing organization have told a judge that a proposed federal settlement over U.S. Steel's repeated chemical spills into Lake Michigan is inadequate.
Residents to get share of $73M from water crisis settlement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People affected by a 2014 chemical spill into a West Virginia river will soon receive their first batch of settlement checks from a class-action lawsuit.
News outlets report U.S. District Court Judge John Copenhaver approved the distribution of the $73 million to nearly 200,000 residents and businesses.
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Two environmental groups say U.S. Steel's revised wastewater plan for its northwestern Indiana plant could fall short of preventing another chemical spill there.
The National Parks Conservation Association and Hoosier Environmental Council say the steelmaker's wastewater treatment plan for its Midwest Plant in Portage lacks detail and doesn't spell out how employees will be instructed on spill prevention and response.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has given final approval of a $151 million settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a chemical spill into a West Virginia river.
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire fire department says a high school student spilled chemicals in science class and was injured, leading to the evacuation of part of the school.
The incident happened before noon Wednesday at Merrimack High School. The student was mixing chemicals during the class. She suffered some burns. It wasn't immediately known what the chemicals were.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer for West Virginia residents affected by a 2014 chemical spill says they will not receive settlements until a judge's final approval, and administrators finish processing the over 95,000 claims.
FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a southern Indiana chemical spill that killed some fish has been cleaned up and no longer poses a danger to humans or animals.
Floyd County Emergency Management Director Kent Barrow says chemical spilled was spotted Monday in Yellow Fork Creek near the town of Floyds Knobs. The chemical normally used to deodorize portable toilets and holding tanks had been placed in a storm drain that emptied into the creek.
GACKLE, N.D. (AP) — No one was injured when a North Dakota high school had to be evacuated after a chemical spill.
Chicago, surfers criticize US Steel spills settlement
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A proposed federal settlement inadequately punishes U.S. Steel for chemical spills into Lake Michigan, according to Chicago officials and a surfing organization.
The deal calls for U.S. Steel to pay nearly $900,000 in fines and penalties for spills at the Midwest Plant in Portage, Indiana, test for hexavalent chromium daily, create a preventative maintenance program and upgrade pollution monitoring.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel will pay a $600,000 civil penalty and $630,000 to reimburse various federal agencies for costs and damages after one of its plants discharged wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a tributary of Lake Michigan, federal and state officials said Monday.
Chicago-area medical clinic reopens after chemical spill
BERWYN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago medical clinic has reopened after 15 people were hospitalized when a chemical substance spilled in an exam room.
JenCare Senior Medical Center officials say the Berwyn clinic reopened Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the clinic Tuesday after phenol spilled in an exam room. The chemical substance is used in certain medical treatments and to kill bacteria.
Chemical spill at medical clinic hospitalizes 15
BERWYN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say 15 people were hospitalized after a substance spill at a suburban Chicago medical clinic.
Berwyn firefighters were called Tuesday to JenCare Senior Medical Center after phenol — a chemical substance used in certain medical treatments and to kill bacteria — spilled in an exam room.
Vandalism blamed for hazardous Georgia chemical spill
ROSSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The spokesman for a Georgia county says vandals are to blame for a hazardous chemical spill.
Walker County Director of Public Relations Joe Legge tells WRCB-TV that vandals turned over transformers filled with oil at the Coast American building in Rossville, Georgia.
Deadline nears to file claims stemming from chemical spill
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Residents face a Wednesday deadline to file claims in the class-action lawsuit over a 2014 chemical spill that left hundreds of thousands of West Virginians without tap water for days.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports 53,960 households and 2,275 businesses filed claims by late January to be compensated by the $151 million settlement.
Shelton Police arrest 1 juvenile after chemical spill crash
SHELTON — Shelton Police have confirmed that they’ve made an arrest in the hit-and-run crash that knocked down a telephone pole and led to a chemical spill that took weeks of cleanup.
The crash took place on Nov. 5, 2017, in the area of Poplar Drive and Suren Lane. United Illuminating and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection remained in the area for several weeks working to clean up the area.
Chemical spill in soil leaves rotten-egg stench in community
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — People in a northern Mississippi community have been living with a chemical stench that causes headaches.
CenterPoint Solutions mixes an odorant called ethyl mercaptan into natural gas. The company has a site in the Harmontown community, outside Oxford, where a spill has left soil contaminated with the undiluted odorant, the Oxford Eagle reported .
SHELTON — City residents should expect the intersection of Poplar Drive and Suren Lane — the area of a chemical spill earlier this month — to be reopened around Thanksgiving, a United Illuminating official said.
On Nov. 5, officers responded to the intersection of Poplar Drive and Suren Lane around 6 a.m. for a report of a motor vehicle that fled the scene of a nearby accident.
Documents: US Steel sought to keep chemical spill secret
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Environmentalists are questioning why the public wasn't notified about an October chemical spill into a Lake Michigan tributary that U.S. Steel asked Indiana regulators to keep confidential.
NC officials will take action after recent chemical spill
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality says a spill resulting in an increase of toxic chemical levels in a river hadn't been reported by a chemical company until regulators approached.
Chemical spill at UW Hospital; nobody injured, Madison Fire Department says
A small chemical spill at UW Hospital Tuesday night brought out the hazardous incident team of the Madison Fire Department, with nobody injured in the spill.
The spill of xylene happened at about 7:30 p.m. at the hospital, 1675 Highland Ave.
Xylene is a solvent and cleaning agent, and also is used as a paint thinner. About five gallons of xylene was spilled.
Virginia officials issue violation notice for chemical spill
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia environmental officials have issued a violation notice to a company responsible for a chemical spill that caused one of the Roanoke region's worst recorded fish kills.
More than 40,000 fish died when an agricultural-use chemical leaked from a plastic storage tank outside Crop Production Services, a farm supply business. The chemical eventually made its way into Tinker Creek.
Claim forms being accepted in West Virginia chemical spill
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Residents and businesses in nine West Virginia counties left without tap water during a 2014 chemical spill can start filing claims.
According to a website set up to handle claims, forms were being accepted both online and by mail started Wednesday.
A federal judge last month tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over the spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days.
Judge tentatively approves revised chemical spill settlement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days.
U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Thursday scheduled a final hearing Jan. 9. The deadline for claims submissions is Feb. 21, 2018.
Federal judge reviews $151 million chemical spill settlement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A revised class-action settlement plan is back before a federal judge deciding how to pay victims of a chemical spill that left people without tap water for up to 9 days.
The drinking water of about 300,000 people in the greater Charleston area was contaminated in January 2014 when a chemical used to clean coal spilled from a storage tank at the now-defunct Freedom Industries, polluting the Elk River upstream from the system's water intake.
Firefighters contain spill from ruptured pipeline
La Porte firefighters and a Harris County hazardous materials team have contained a chemical spill Monday after a pipeline ruptured on the northeast side of La Porte in the petrochemical district about 20 miles east of downtown Houston.
Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, residents of La Porte, Baytown and Shoreacres were warned to shelter in place - meaning they should stay inside, shut off air conditioning and close doors and windows.
Firefighters taken to hospital after finding chemical spill
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Fire officials say three first responders were taken to the hospital after finding a chemical spill at a building in Rhode Island.
Firefighters were called to the scene around 7 p.m. Monday for a reported fire at a Woonsocket mill. The fire was quickly extinguished when the firefighters found the spill.
WPRI-TV reports the first responders were sent to the hospital after they reported irritation in their throats.
The swimming pool at the Downtown Durham YMCA reopened Monday afternoon, five days after 42 people were taken to area hospitals because of a chemical spill.
Fire officials said that the spill occurred as a result of a mechanical issue with the pool pump that caused sodium hypochlorite to mix with another chemical in a way that was not intended. Sodium hypochlorite is a chemical used for everyday upkeep of swimming pools, authorities said.
More than 40,000 fish died in Virginia chemical spill
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Environmental officials say more than 40,000 fish died as a result of last week's chemical spill in a Virginia creek.
The state Department of Environmental Quality said in a statement Friday that sunfish, largemouth bass and bullhead catfish were among the fish species killed when the chemical leaked from a farm supply business. Rain washed it into Tinker Creek in the Roanoke area Saturday.
YMCA adopts new procedures at Triangle locations after chemical spill
The Downtown Durham YMCA reopened Thursday at noon after 42 people were taken to area hospitals during a chemical spill on Wednesday afternoon.
An external disaster recovery team cleaned up the chemical residue overnight and a pool contractor began repairs Thursday morning, according to a statement from the Downtown Durham YMCA. The pool will remain closed until further notice.
YMCA closed Thursday after poolside chemical spill that sent 40 to hospital
Officials are determining if the downtown Durham YMCA will reopen Thursday morning after 42 people were taken to area hospitals after a poolside chemical spill on Wednesday afternoon.
One person injured in chemical spill at UW Animal Science building
One person was hurt in a laboratory at the UW-Madison Animal Science building Monday afternoon after a bottle of chemicals broke on the floor.
The incident happened at about 1:40 p.m. on the 10th floor of the building on campus at 1675 Observatory Drive, the Madison Fire Department said.
The victim reported eye irritation after a bottle containing chloroform and methanol was dropped on the floor.