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4 days ago by mattsaler
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10 days ago by nelson
After NYC steam pipe explosion, Fifth Avenue slowly returns to normal
Following the steam pipe explosion last Thursday that left a large part of the Flatiron District in chaos, things are slowly returning to normal.

In the immediate aftermath of the explosion—the cause of which has yet to be determined—several blocks near the “hot zone” at 21st Street and Fifth Avenue were closed to traffic, pedestrians, and residents and workers in the surrounding buildings. The city’s Office of Emergency Management announced on Sunday night that 18th, 19th, and 22nd streets are now open, and Fifth Avenue is now open to bus traffic. (That said, “buses are bypassing all stops between 18th and 23rd Streets along 5th Avenue,” according to OEM.)

But the area right around the explosion, at 20th and 21st streets, remains closed off; OEM has not yet given a time frame for when those streets might reopen.

OEM, the FDNY, and Con Edison (which controls the city’s steam system) are also working on stemming the threat of asbestos contamination from the explosion. The city confirmed on Friday that the poisonous chemical was present in the steam main, leading to the evacuation of several dozen buildings in the area. As of Sunday night, nine of those buildings have been cleared for entry, according to OEM; more are still in the process of being power-washed and decontaminated.
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24 days ago by dchas
Steam Pipe Explosion Spewed Asbestos Into Flatiron District: Gothamist
An steam pipe explosion at Fifth Avenue and 21st Street in Manhattan sent clouds of vapor into the air this morning around 6:30 a.m., and caused over two dozen nearby buildings to be evacuated. Five minor injuries have been reported.
While the source of the explosion is still under investigation, city officials say the pipe was lined with asbestos. Those in the area at the time of the blast are encouraged by Con Edison to bag their clothes and shower; the FDNY has already decontaminated 100 first responders a few blocks from the scene.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown. At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio said it will be a few days before residents of the affected area can return. According to the mayor, there had not been any recent work done around the site.
us_NY  public  explosion  response  asbestos 
28 days ago by dchas
6 Products That Still Contain Asbestos
tTlc and vermiculite are often naturally aside asbestos. Avoid.
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4 weeks ago by smack416
Residents evacuated in Camperdown as factory catches fire
Residents have been warned to keep clear of a fire in Sydney’s inner west because the smoke may contain asbestos.

The large blaze started at a factory on Australia Street in Camperdown about 9.30am on Sunday morning and continued to burn for several hours, with 55 firefighters and 12 fire trucks responding to the scene.

Police have been warning residents and passersby to avoid the area as there are concerns the Australia Street factory may contain asbestos.
Superintendent Norman Buckley from Fire and Rescue NSW said three people were inside the building but they evacuated on their own and were not injured.

The fire was contained to a single-level workshop and did not spread to neighbouring homes, but the building was significantly damaged with parts of the ceiling and the roof collapsing.

Several "hotspots" continued to burn several hours after the fire began, with fire investigators expected to be called in to determine how the blaze started.
Residents from neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution, with some running out in their dressing gowns when they were alerted to the fire.
Australia  industrial  fire  response  asbestos 
8 weeks ago by dchas

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