Incident Logs


Entries for April 2007

Tuesday
Apr 10
Texas City, TX – Residents have been ordered to shelter-in-place after a clay-like dust began pouring from an oil refinery tower. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
San Jose, CA – Workers were evacuated from a recycling center after an acid leak. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Madisonville, OH – A tractor-trailer carrying adipic acid hit a bridge and broke open. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Koga, Japan – A metal factory reported an explosion that injured three workers. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Roxana, IL – Smoke rising from a refinery was actually a training exercise for emergency responders. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Tupelo, MI – Fire destroyed a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Ennis, TX – An explosion and fire was reported at an asphalt plant. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Surgoinsville, TN – Fire destroyed a plant specializing in products that absorb oil and chemical spills. More information

Sunday
Apr 08
Du Noon, S. Africa – Emergency responders neutralized an ammonia and nitric acid spill at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 08
A Kochu Veli, India – A fire involving sodium hydrogen sulphate broke out at a clay processing plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 07
Waco, TX – A chemical spill at a battery plant sent a delivery driver to the hospital. More information

Saturday
Apr 07
Kennewick, WA – A transformer fire resulted in damage that forced a nuclear plant to go offline. More information

Saturday
Apr 07
Redwood City, CA – A fire at a metal recycling plant sent thick clouds of smoke into the air. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Canton, MA – Heavy damage was reported after a fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Modesto, CA – Fire broke through the roof at a winery where brandy-filled barrels are stored. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Jonquiere, Quebec – A red sludge leaking from a chemical plant made its way into the Saguenay River. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Palsana, India – Firefighters and factory workers were overcome by a gas leak at a dye factory. More information

Thursday
Apr 05
Reefton, New Zealand – Firefighers were summoned when a tanker loaded with bitumen started smoking. More information

Thursday
Apr 05
Mosel, WS – A power outage resulted in leaking natural gas that forced the evacuation of a generator manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 05
Flagstaff, AZ – Two tanks leaking anhydrous ammonia sat in an alley behind a print plant for days after being rejected for shipment by the company hired to move them. More information

Thursday
Apr 05
Everett, WA – Hydrogen sulphide and ammonia were accidently released at a pulp mill. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
Texas City, TX – A lightning strike ignited a stormwater surge tank at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
Whiting, IN – A power failure caused a refinery processing unit to shut down, releasing a small cloud of naphtha. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
Chesterfield, MI – Several propane tanks ignited at a automotive plastics plant, causing several explosions. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
Tucson, AZ – A tanker truck hauling liquid nitrogen overturned. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
Laurentides, Quebec – A tanker carrying 4,000 gallons of sulphuric acid overturned. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
Rotterdam, The Netherlands – A power outage resulted in flaring and a release of powdered alumina catalyst at a petrochemical refinery. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
St. Joseph, MO – Several people required treatment when it was discovered that a tanker truck was leaking anhydrous ammonia. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Louisville, KY– Insulation on a tank caught fire at a resin plant, but was quickly extinguished. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Lake Erie, PA –Wind dissipated a large propane release at a bulk storage facility caused by an open valve on a tanker truck. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Macon, GA – A lightning strike was blamed for a fire that destroyed a fertilizer plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Mont Belvieu, TX – A pressure valve released resulting in an explosion at a chemical plant that injured one. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Macon, IL – A lightning strike sparked a fire that destroyed a fertilizer plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Johor Baru, Malaysia – Nine tons of hydrochloric acid spilled when a tanker truck was struck from the rear by another vehicle. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Washington Township, N.J. – A tractor-trailer rig overturned on a freeway ramp carrying 44,000 pounds of trichloroisocyanuric acid which can decompose into a highly explosive form. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Fray Bentos, Uruguay – A pulp mill ceased operations two days after a worker’s death. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Camarillo, CA – A fire in a tractor-trailer truck parked at an environmental services company was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Muskegon, MI – Hazmat crews were alerted after leaking ammonia was detected at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Brisbane, Australia – A 1,600 US gallons tanker truck spilled hydrochloric acid, forcing street closures. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Holland, MI – Leaking ammonia was discovered by workers at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Springdale, AR – An explosion at a recycling plant lifted the roof off a silo. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Graz, Austria – A truck loaded with more than 20 tons of sodium aluminium silicate overturned. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Karlsruhe, Germany – A vessel filled with 200 tons of molten zinc leaked at a manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Bao’an District, China – An explosion occurred at an environmental services company. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Huangpu District, China – A explosion ripped through a chemical warehouse. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Copperbelt Province, Zambia – Six workers were injured when a furnace exploded at a metal processing plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 01
El Segundo, CA – A fire was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Apr 01
Bindoon, Australia – A road train hauling 30 tons of ammonium nitrate crashed, spilling its load. More information

Sunday
Apr 01
Neftegorsk, Russia – Seventeen tons of oil spilled in a pipeline rupture near the Volga River. More information

Sunday
Apr 01
Los Angeles, CA - Workers sifting through piles of scrap metal at a recycling plant uncovered old hand grenades, a 500-pound bomb casing and other vintage military devices. More information

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