Stories tagged: hazmat
Thu., July 7, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Questions linger after courthouse evacuation; letters sent by felon’s wife
Police have evacuated the Spokane County Courthouse. Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn said there was “potential hazmat substance in one of the courtrooms.”
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Rail hazmat safety violations should be prosecuted, regulators say
Federal regulators are failing to refer serious safety violations involving freight rail shipments of crude oil and other hazardous cargo for criminal prosecution, according to a report Friday by a …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Chlorine gas leak sickens workers
An accidental release of chlorine gas Wednesday morning from a cylinder at Pacific Steel and Recycling in east Spokane sickened more than a dozen people there and at a nearby …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2015, 8:15 p.m.
3 still in critical condition after chlorine gas release at Pacific Steel and Recycling
Workers at Pacific Steel and Recycling in north Spokane accidentally punctured a barrel Wednesday morning, releasing a plume of chlorine gas that sickened workers there and at a nearby city …
Mon., Sept. 15, 2014
Leaking truck forces long I-90 shutdown
A tanker truck leaking a hazardous chemical shut down Interstate 90 near the Washington-Idaho state line for hours Sunday and released fumes that sickened two police officers and prompted officials …
Wed., June 5, 2013
Deputies arrest man after body found in toxic liquid
A homicide investigation turned into a hazardous materials scene in Nine Mile Falls on Tuesday morning as a woman’s body was found in a tub of toxic liquid. Spokane County …
Thu., April 25, 2013, 11:33 a.m.
Paint truck crash causes downtown haz-mat situation
The top of a paint company truck crashed into the bottom of an overpass this morning, spilling about 25 gallons of paint and closing part of South Stevens Street in …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012, 1:21 p.m.
Chemical spill cancels school at Lewis & Clark
Students and staff at Lewis and Clark High School were sent home for the day after a jug of hydrochloric acid was spilled down a stairwell this afternoon.