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Fuel tanker hits barrier, spills 1,000 gallons of gas in Brooklyn
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) - A fuel tanker hit a barrier in Brooklyn on Saturday, sending hundreds of gallons of fuel spilling onto surrounding streets.
City Councilman Brad Lander says the fuel truck was carrying 8,100 gallons of gasoline when it struck the temporary barrier, causing the vehicle's discharge valve to break.

Lander says 1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled onto the street and into a nearby Con Edison manhole.
us_NY  transportation  release  response  gasoline 
5 weeks ago by dchas
Petrol pump catches fire in state capital, nobody injured
Patna, Oct 1 (UNI) Panic gripped in and around Nala Road locality in the state capital when the blast took place after a petrol pump caught fire near Dinkar roundabout under Kadamkuan police station area in the state capital today.
Senior police superintendent Garima Malik said that fire tenders struggled hard to douse flames which were leaping out from the petrol pump. She said a blast also took place at the petrol pump following inferno adding Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and other authorities concerned would find out the reason behind the blast. She said nobody was injured in the incident.
Ms Malik said that the reason behind the fire was yet unknown and agencies concerned including forensic science laboratory (FSL) would ascertain the cause fo fire.
India  public  explosion  response  gasoline 
5 weeks ago by dchas
Vehicle fire at Olean Kwik Fill sets off fire suppression system
OLEAN — The Olean Fire Department extinguished a vehicle fire Friday at the Kwik Fill on Main Street, but not before the gas station’s fire suppression system blanketed the area in white powder.

The engine of a red Kia Sedona minivan ignited into flames at approximately 4:40 p.m., causing a Kwik Fill employee to activate the fire suppression system, said Olean Fire Capt. Patrick Zink.

However, the minivan was not parked under the gas station canopy and the dry chemical agent did not extinguish the flames. Firefighters then arrived on scene and used a handline to extinguish them.

“Obviously gasoline is quite flammable so anytime we get a call for a fire near a gas pump it can be more dangerous, but it’s really no different from any other fire,” said Zink, adding gas stations have emergency switches to shut down its fuel pumps as well.

No one was injured by the flames, but a few individuals on scene were exposed to the extinguishing agent and checked out by EMS personnel. Zink said they all refused transport to Olean General Hospital, which is located directly across the street from the Kwik Fill.

Zink said the minivan operator had pulled into the station to get some gas, but noticed an issue with the vehicle and spoke with a Kwik Fill employee. Zink said the operator left the scene prior to the fire and was not on scene when firefighters arrived.
us_NY  public  fire  response  dust  gasoline 
july 2019 by dchas
Robert Jackson Bennett - What It's Like to Own an Electric Car
And this is the real revelation buried in a lot of my experience with electric cars: the driving experience is in no way right-sized. 

When you buy an ICE vehicle, you are not buying a transportation solution to fit your regular transportation needs. You are buying a transportation solution to fit your most abnormal, maximal transportation needs.

This is a little bit like saying, “I drive from Houston to Austin a fair bit – but occasionally I fly to London for work. So, it makes total sense to buy a private jet, just in case, and fly that to Houston and Austin.”
infrastructure  electric_cars  environmentalism  green_tech  gasoline  cars  oil 
july 2019 by perich
4K Gallons of Gas Spilled When Tanker Rolls Over on Cape Cod
A gasoline tanker rolled over Thursday morning, dumping thousands of gallons of gas into the streets of Harwich.

The tanker rolled over outside of Shaw's Supermarket on Sisson Road just before 4 a.m. Thursday, closing Sisson Road from Route 28 to Gilbert Lane until 8 p.m.

When officials arrived at the scene early Thursday, they called for additional resources, including a Hazmat Team. More than 90 responders from over 20 different local, county, state and federal agencies arrived to help.

The truck was carrying about 11,500 gallons of gasoline. Officials estimate they cleaned up 8,000 gallons of gas from the truck and another 2,000 from catch basins and the tidal marsh the storm drains in the streets emptied into.
us_MA  transportation  release  response  gasoline 
july 2019 by dchas
Boating fire injuries 4
MAYVILLE — Four people, including three children, were airlifted to the hospital after suffering burns in a boating accident Wednesday.

The incident near the Chautauqua Marina on West Lake Road in Mayville occurred around 5:20 p.m.

Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone said it appear the boat had just been fueled and was about 100 feet from the dock when there was “an explosion of some type.”

A man and three children suffered serious injuries in the accident, Quattrone told The Post-Journal. The three children, whose ages weren’t immediately known, were airlifted to Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.
us_NY  public  fire  injury  gasoline 
july 2019 by dchas
Philly 'narrowly dodged a catastrophe’ as deadly chemical wasn’t released in refinery fire
A series of explosions and a spectacular fire ripped through a South Philadelphia oil refinery early Friday, rattling windows, injuring workers, unnerving the city, and causing gasoline markets to spike on speculation of fuel shortages.

The incident at Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), the East Coast’s largest refinery, injured five workers, who were treated at the scene. The fire was still burning Friday night.

Safety advocates said the danger could have been far worse had the blast released a cloud of hydrogen fluoride, a deadly chemical used in the refining process.

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), an independent federal agency, announced Friday that it was dispatching a four-person team to Philadelphia to investigate the incident, which was similar to refinery accidents in Torrance, Calif., in 2015 and Superior, Wis., last year that came perilously close to releasing hydrogen fluoride. The Wisconsin accident prompted a temporary evacuation of residents.
us_PA  industrial  explosion  injury  gasoline  hydrofluoric_acid  petroleum 
june 2019 by dchas
Gas spill in Forest leads to 25 gallons of gasoline leaked into street
FOREST, Va. (WSET) -- A gas delivery truck's valve became compromised and pumped 25 gallons of gasoline into the street at the Kroger gas station in Forest today around 7:20 PM.

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A gas delivery truck was delivering gas to a gas station when the valve became compromised leading gasoline into the street.

During the offloading process, the gas became pressurized pumping out 25 gallons of gasoline.

Due to the rain, the gasoline washed into a storm drain that then collected in a retention pond behind the shopping center.
us_va  public  release  response  gasoline 
june 2019 by dchas
Justrite Safety Gas Can — 2-Gallon, Model# 7220120 | Northern Tool + Equipment
"Features + Benefits Precision arrester screen stops flashback ignition to reduce fire risks Superior chemical resistance Excellent corrosion protection Made of galvanized steel with a tough powder-paint finish Long length for safe insertion of gas nozzle Faster liquid flow Quick-fill port with ergonomically designed lever handle makes filling easier than ever Gasketed, self-closing leakproof opening automatically vents to guard against rupture or explosion Warning label with extra-large ID zone permits user to identify contents Capacity for mixing in additives for 2-cycle engines Easy to identify contents to reduce misuse or incompatible mixtures — Red for gasoline "
mower  gasoline  storage  safety  diigo 
june 2019 by doglord
The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of | Mental Floss
"Lead makes humans sick because the body confuses it with calcium. The most abundant mineral in the human body, calcium helps oversee blood pressure, blood vessel function, muscle contractions, and cell growth. As the milk cartons boast, it keeps bones strong. In the brain, calcium ions bounce between neurons to help keep the synapses firing. But when the body absorbs lead, the toxic metal swoops in, replaces calcium, and starts doing these jobs terribly—if at all."
engineering  gasoline  pollution  history  science  crime 
june 2019 by pacpost
Credit union evacuated after chemical spill in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A hazmat crew was sent to Alvan Road and a nearby credit union was evacuated after a chemical spill at a trucking company.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and members of the Kalamazoo County Hazmat team were called to the Old Dominion Freight Line just before 10 a.m. and found a 55-gallon drum of trimethyl phosphate had been punctured and was leaking in a trailer.

Trimethyl phosphate is a chemical used as a gasoline additive, paint solvent, and in preparing polymers and resins, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine Toxicology Data Network.

The Hazmat team stopped the leak, but not before nearly 25 gallons had leaked into the trailer.
us_MI  public  release  response  gasoline  solvent 
june 2019 by dchas
Suspected gas poisoning leaves one maintenance worker dead, two injured in Perak
IPOH, May 26 — A Bangladeshi man died while two others were injured, believed be due to inhaling toxic gas near a petrol station at Kilometre 6, Ipoh-Lumut Highway at about 7.30pm yesterday.

Meru Raya Fire and Rescue Department chief Sharudi Muhamad Halil said the two survivors, one a local and the other also Bangladeshi, have been hospitalised at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here.

He said the trio were doing maintenance work on underground gas pipes when the incident happened.

“When the Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the location 10 minutes later, all the victims had been extricated by members of the public.

“As a security measure, the Fire and Rescue department closed the manhole they gone through. One of the victims was not breathing and without a pulse. He was pronounced dead by a medical officer,” he told reporters when met at the scene.
Bangladesh  industrial  release  death  gasoline 
may 2019 by dchas
Houston Ship Channel remains closed after tanker collision spills gasoline
Much of the Houston Ship Channel remained closed Saturday a day after two vessels collided, causing a large gasoline blend spill and setting off another round of environmentalists concerns for the Gulf Coast.

The 755-foot tanker Genesis River carrying liquefied natural gas collided Friday afternoon with a tug boat pushing two barges, each carrying 25,000 barrels of product, around 3:30 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard said. One barge capsized and the other was damaged, leaking a gasoline product called reformate.

The channel closure is the first unplanned shutdown since March, when a massive chemical storage tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co., in Deer Park spilled petroleum products into nearby waterways. That three-day closure cost the energy industry about $1 billion, experts estimated.
us_TX  transportation  release  response  gasoline 
may 2019 by dchas

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