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Last year, supermodel Naomi Campbell made headlines when she shared a video of herself very thoroughly sanitizing her Qatar Airlines seat. There were disinfecting wipes involved, plastic gloves and a face mask.
Mistakenly inserting a fuel nozzle into a fishing pole slot, a Florida man pumped $60 worth of gasoline onto the deck of his boat and the ground of a gas station, fire rescue officials said.
A movie theater in the small Washington city of North Bend was evacuated after authorities say a packaged labeled as containing a “highly contagious human substance” was sent there in error.
A hazmat team responded a halfway house in Pennsylvania this week after a resident received an order of uranium through the mail.
A small hazardous materials leak closed the Washington State Patrol port of entry at westbound I-90 near the Washington-Idaho border Thursday evening.
A chlorine leak at a Lewiston welding supplies store caused an evacuation of the business and surrounding homes on Thursday afternoon.
Northpointe Walmart in north Spokane was closed Friday morning after Spokane police found an explosive device in a motor home in the store’s parking lot.
Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department found no evidence of a harmful “white powder” on cash that north Spokane Walmart employees said made them feel ill.
A Walmart in north Spokane was closed for several hours Sunday after employees discovered what they described as “white powder” on money passed over the counter. Reports of the substance prompted a response from emergency personnel and an evacuation of the building.
About a dozen workers at a West Plains aerospace plant that manufactures aircraft brakes were forced to evacuate Monday afternoon after sensors detected a poisonous gas leak.
Police have evacuated the Spokane County Courthouse. Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn said there was “potential hazmat substance in one of the courtrooms.”
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 government watchdog.
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 city building, police and fire officials said. Eight of those people were hospitalized in critical condition, according to Spokane Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer. By late Wednesday afternoon, it appeared that only three remained in critical condition, according to hospital representatives.
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 building, police and fire officials said.
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 to advise nearby residents to stay indoors. A 6-mile stretch of I-90 from Liberty Lake to Post Falls was closed before 2 p.m. and remained deserted into the night. Officials also closed the Centennial Trail along the Spokane River and later shut down East Appleway Avenue, a detour route, as fumes from the truck spread in that direction. All freeway traffic then was diverted to East Wellesley Avenue to the north.
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 sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Jason Hart at his home where the body, believed to be that of his girlfriend, was found.
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 downtown Spokane.
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.
A backhoe operator severed a one-inch natural gas line today next to the BNSF Railway operations center, but the line was repaired without evacuation of workers in nearby buildings, fire officials said.