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‘Honey Oil’ lab explosion blows rear wall from kitchen
A home in the 700 block of Vineyard Avenue was damaged by an explosion from a honey oil lab Saturday night, according to the Madera police department. 
 
Such labs  are illegal, and are used to refine marijuana into THC, or tetrahydricannabinol, the active chemical in marijuana.
 
The making of honey oil is explosive, due to the use of butane or other solvents to extract the drug.
 
The 23-year-old resident of the house was alone at the time, and sustained burns to his face and arms. He was taken to an area hospital where he remains as of Monday, according to police. His name is not being released pending the ongoing investigation. No other injuries were reported. 
EMS and firefighters initially thought they were responding to a small kitchen fire, according to Madera police Sgt. Mark Trukki.
us_CA  public  explosion  injury  illegal  clandestine_lab 
15 hours ago by dchas
Environmental Protection Agency cites Longmont chemical company
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced a civil settlement with company that didn't properly report hazardous chemicals stored at its Longmont facility.

A news release from the agency stated that the company, Integrity Applied Science, agreed to pay a $24,335 penalty and comply with requirements to report hazardous chemicals stored at its facility at 10765 Turner Blvd.

The settlement, implemented under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, sprang from complaints from the Weld County Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Mountain View Fire Protection District.

The company is subject to Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act reporting requirements because it stores hazardous chemicals in quantities that surpass regulatory thresholds. It is required to submit an annual inventory to state and local emergency responders.

Wesley Aaron, owner of Integrity Applied Science, said the penalty arose from chemicals stored by a separate company that subleases space from his company. He said the two companies are involved in litigation and he could not comment further.

The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act was enacted in 1986 to help communities plan for chemical-related emergencies.
us_CO  public  discovery  environmental  unknown_chemical  illegal 
yesterday by dchas
US EPA cites Chemours for releases of GenX-related chemicals
The US Environmental Protection Agency has cited Chemours for failing to control emissions of its GenX-related fluoroethers from plants in North Carolina and West Virginia. The EPA move marks the first federal-enforcement action against Chemours since fluoroether pollution from the factories came to public attention in the last two years.
Chemours violated the terms of a 2009 consent order with the agency that allowed the firm to manufacture two of the chemicals, says EPA’s notice of violation, issued Feb. 14 and first reported by NC Policy Watch.
The fluoroethers are part of Chemours’s GenX technology designed to replace the use of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic perfluoroocanoic acid as a processing aid in the manufacture of fluoropolymers. The GenX chemicals are considered less toxic and less bioaccumulative than the substance they are replacing.
The agency originally developed the consent order with DuPont, which spun off its fluorochemicals business into Chemours in 2015. With that split, Chemours was legally bound to comply with the 2009 EPA directive.
us_NC  industrial  follow-up  environmental  other_chemical  plastics  illegal 
5 days ago by dchas
Twelve University Officials Punished for Deadly Lab Explosion
A Beijing University held 12 senior officials accountable for an explosion at a lab that killed three students in December.
The Beijing Jiaotong University imposed administrative penalties for the accident on officials including the university’s Communist Party chief, president and a vice president. Two people in charge of the lab face criminal charges, according the government-backed newspaper Beijing Daily.
The blast occurred on the morning of Dec. 26 when three graduate students from the university’s urban planning and environmental engineering department were working on a wastewater treatment experiment in a science laboratory. Investigators from the capital government found flaws in safety management of the lab, which was full of flammable materials that exploded upon contact with air, according to the report.
China  laboratory  follow-up  death  illegal  water_treatment 
7 days ago by dchas
C# and F# approaches to illegal states - Enterprise Craftsmanship
C# and F# approaches to illegal states. You have probably heard of such phrase as "make illegal states unrepresentable" already. Basically, it stands for...
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15 days ago by gilberto5757
Paul Le Roux, the Coder Who Became a Criminal Mastermind | WIRED
Along the way, he contributed to America's painkiller epidemic and got involved with North Korean methamphetamine manufacturing, Somali pirates, and murder-for-hire.
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21 days ago by xer0x
Chemical Explosion Injures One In Redondo Beach
REDONDO BEACH, CA – Authorities are investigating a fire in Redondo Beach that left one person hospitalized Monday afternoon. Crews responded around 2:40 p.m. to a report of a residential fire at 714 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach Fire Department Division Chief Robert Rappaport told the Daily Breeze.

The man inside the unit came out with significant burns after chemicals he used for extracting cannabis oil exploded in the home, according to the Beach Reporter.

"Apparently, he told fire personnel treating him that he was working with butane and was extracting honey oil from marijuana he had inside," Redondo Beach Fire Chief Robert Metzger told the newspaper.

Investigators later found evidence of a butane honey oil explosion, leading to a criminal investigation by fire officials, police and hazardous materials experts, the Daily Breeze reported. More than 30 fire personnel were involved in battling the blaze, and the fire did not spread to other buildings, but some other units were damaged by the smoke. The fire was put out by 3:15 p.m.
us_CA  public  explosion  injury  butane  illegal  clandestine_lab 
29 days ago by dchas
Pipeline Erupts in Fiery Explosion in Mexico, Killing Many
A gas pipeline in the Mexican state of Hidalgo exploded on Friday night, killing at least 21 people in a blast the authorities said was caused by an illegal tap used to steal fuel.

Omar Fayad, the governor of Hidalgo, said on Twitter that more than 70 others were injured in the explosion in Tlahuelilpan, a town about 80 miles north of Mexico City.

The state-run energy company, Pemex, said that the explosion was caused by an illegal fuel tap at the Tuxpan-Tula pipeline.
Mexico  transportation  explosion  death  other_chemical  illegal 
4 weeks ago by dchas
Man facing felony charges after major fuel spill in Montgomery...
HOUSTON - A man is facing felony charges after Montgomery County deputies followed a fuel slick for 4 miles. The culprit was a truck full of leaking fuel cans.

Hazmat crews and the Department of Public Safety have been sent to assess the roadway, ditches and neighborhood where the diesel was reported.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, calls started coming in regarding slick roads near State Highway 99 at Valley Ranch Parkway and FM 1314. When deputies followed the trail of spilled diesel into a neighborhood, they found a truck with fuel leaking out of the back, deputies said.

Officials discovered two plastic containers with 500-gallons of diesel that were still leaking and almost empty. The Texas Department of Transportation dispatched and an environmental service company to the spill.
us_TX  transportation  release  response  diesel  illegal 
4 weeks ago by dchas
Tests come back ‘negative’ from Niagara Falls hazmat scene – The Buffalo News
Biological and chemical tests taken at the scene of a Dec. 14 raid at a Niagara Falls residence where 21 police officers and federal agents got sick did not find a cause, authorities said in a joint statement released Thursday morning.

"All collected materials have been tested, both biological and chemical, with negative results," according to the statement from the FBI Buffalo office and Niagara County Sheriff's Office.

Thirty-nine members of local and federal law enforcement conducted a raid at 4 Packard Court. Authorities arrested 28-year-old Jeffrey Richards, after finding cocaine, heroin, marijuana, 10 guns, ammunition and an improvised explosive device, according to authorities.

In the days that followed, 21 people who were at the scene developed a variety of "flu-like" symptoms, officials said. Eighteen others did not get sick.

On Dec. 26, the 914th Air Force Reserve and Niagara County Hazmat went into the residence to take samples for testing.

"Currently, FBI Buffalo and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office are working with the Niagara County Department of Health as it conducts an incident review as to the specific symptoms and illnesses developed after the Dec. 14, 2018, activity at Packard Court," the statement said. "If the incident review results in definitive findings we will release them to the community."
us_NY  public  follow-up  response  illegal  clandestine_lab 
4 weeks ago by dchas
Crews identify chemical as Fentanyl in Brentwood hazmat situation, suspect in custody
BRENTWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Hazmat crews identified a chemical officers came into contact with Tuesday morning in Brentwood as Fentanyl.

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The Brentwood Fire Chief said the silver car was spotted driving erratically by other officers and St Louis County Metro Officers made a traffic stop in the parking lot outside of Best Buy off of Eager Road.

Fire Chief Terry Kurten said an officer made contact with the chemical, which was later identified by the Hazmat investigators as Fentanyl, and began to show symptoms. Kurten said a pill broke which caused the exposure.

Kurten said the officer felt numb and light-headed with tingling fingers.

The officer's partner called for backup, and both officers were transported to the hospital as a precaution, but are now doing fine.
us_MO  public  release  injury  illegal  clandestine_lab 
6 weeks ago by dchas
Man convicted in Madison apartment chemical scare
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- An Illinois man who was charged with storing and experimenting with chemicals inside his apartment in Madison was convicted Friday afternoon.

Brian Campbell, 31, was convicted with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, felony possession of improvised explosives and misdemeanor bail jumping.

Campbell forced an evacuation at an apartment building at Timber Lake Village due to a strong chemical odor coming from one of the rooms on Feb. 20, 2018. HazMat crews discovered evidence of experimentation and explosive materials inside.

Campbell will be sentenced on Friday, Feb. 22. The prosecution plans to ask for three years or less in prison for Campbell.
us_WI  public  followup  response  bomb  illegal 
6 weeks ago by dchas

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