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Firefighters rush to contain chemical leak at Ben Gurion Airport
Over one hundred gallons of acid spilled Monday inside a building at Ben Gurion International Airport located near Terminal 1, an auxilliary passenger terminal.

The 400-liter leak (about 105 gallons) was being monitored by experts in order to determine whether the chemicals were hazardous to the health of individuals in the area.

Firefighters and hazmat teams rushed to the scene of the spill to prevent the chemical leak from spreading and in case a mass evacuation of passengers from the terminal was necessary.
Israel  transportation  release  response  acids 
11 hours ago by dchas
Chemical Described as Skin and Eye Irritant Spills, Closes North Glassell Street in Orange
A chemical described as a skin and eye irritant was spilled Monday and resulted in the closure of the north and south lanes of North Glassell Street in Orange, authorities said.

A call was received about 12:25 p.m. about a "hazardous release" or spill from a truck, which carried the chemical Isocyanate, that was stopped in a parking lot, said Ian MacDonald of the City of Orange Fire Department.

The spill was described as a "limited amount of liquid" and part of the truck's cargo, MacDonald stated.

Isocyanate is a skin and eye irritant that is reactive with water and flammable, MacDonald said.

North Glassell Street was closed between Meats and Grove Avenue, the City of Orange Police Department said in a Twitter message.
us_CA  transportation  release  response  other_chemical 
11 hours ago by dchas
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Another electric VTOL, this one called BlackFly, though it looks more like a flea from the side to be honest
electric  VTOL  general  aviation  aircraft  multicopter  vehicle  transportation 
yesterday by asteroza
Astronauts explain why humans haven't returned to the moon in decades - Business Insider
The last time a person visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission.
Over the decades, NASA planned to send people back to the moon but has yet to succeed.
Astronauts often say the biggest reasons why humans haven't returned to the lunar surface are budgetary and political hurdles — not scientific or technical challenges.
Private companies like Blue Origin or SpaceX may be the first entities to return people to the moon.
universe  politics  transportation 
3 days ago by lehmannro
Hundreds of gallons of gas spill behind Miami business – WSVN 7News
MIAMI (WSVN) - Crews are working to clean up a major gasoline spill in Miami.

According to City of Miami Fire Rescue, hundreds of gallons of gas spilled from a tanker truck that was parked behind Jet Ski of Miami, located along Northwest 39th Street and 29th Avenue.

Hazmat crews were called to the scene just after 10:30 p.m., Thursday.
us_FL  transportation  release  response  gasoline 
3 days ago by dchas
Emergency Crews Respond to Hazmat Incident in Martinez
Contra Costa County emergency crews were at the scene of a hazmat incident inside the Union Pacific Railroad Ozol Yard in Martinez Thursday afternoon.
Hazardous Materials personnel responded to the scene after being notified of a chemical smell coming from tank cars within the yard on Berrellesa and Embarcadero Streets.
One Contra Costa Fire Department engine assisted hazmat and railroad crews as they took on proper procedures and no injuries have been reported.
The incident remains under investigation.
us_CA  transportation  release  response  unknown_chemical 
4 days ago by dchas

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