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Hazmat team responds when uranium delivered to halfway house

A hazmat team responded a halfway house in Pennsylvania this week after a resident received an order of uranium through the mail.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Small hazmat leak closes weigh station at westbound I-90 near Idaho border

A small hazardous materials leak closed the Washington State Patrol port of entry at westbound I-90 near the Washington-Idaho border Thursday evening.

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Chlorine leak in Lewiston causes evacuation; No one harmed

A chlorine leak at a Lewiston welding supplies store caused an evacuation of the business and surrounding homes on Thursday afternoon.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019

Northpointe Plaza Walmart closed briefly as Spokane police investigate explosive device in motor home

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.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Fire investigators find no evidence of harmful substance that forced closure of North Spokane Walmart

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.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

North Spokane Walmart evacuated after reports of suspicious substance

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Cyanide leak at Spokane aerospace factory contained; no one hurt

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.

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.”

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.