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A laboratory technician in Atlanta may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Four students and two teachers were being checked out after a chemical spill in a bathroom at Nashua North High School...
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Columbia Fire hazmat crews and University of South Carolina police are investigating a chemical spill at USC's Horizon building...
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Just after Christmas of 1938, a young woman named Marguerite Perey — then 29, with a plain, open face, her eyes intent upon her work — sat at a bench in the Radium Institute of Paris...
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Whenever a serious incident takes place in a school chemistry laboratory or classroom...
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In an "unusual" case, 13 students have been taken to hospital, some for minor burns, after being exposed to sulphuric acid during a small explosion in the science laboratory ...
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Three Alamo middle school students are in the hospital Thursday afternoon after a hazardous materials scare in a science class...
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I was disappointed by the lengthy chemical safety letter from T. Andrew Taton and Walter E. Partlo on the azidotrimethylsilane explosion in Taton’s lab...
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We recently conducted a synthesis of azidotrimethylsilane (TMS-N3) that resulted in an explosion...
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The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported in early August that various “incompatible, highly reactive” wastes that could be hazardous to human health and the environment were stored in South Carolina State University’s Hodge Hall...
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A UNR building was evacuated Monday afternoon after a chemical splash sent one student to the hospital...
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As of midnight Friday, it was 21 days since anyone got Ebola or was in contact with someone who got Ebola...
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After a 2013 explosion in his campus apartment, University of California, Davis postdoctoral chemist David Snyder was charged ...
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A Rocky Mountain College associate chemistry professor and three of his students proved on Halloween that anyone can enjoy better living through chemistry...
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Mixed chemicals left unattended by a student exploded in a building at USC Friday, and although no one was injured and the blast did not cause major damage...
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Two students were injured after a small chemical reaction during lab at UIC College Prep...
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It has cost the federal government $425,776 so far to clean up the thousands of chemicals abandoned in a vacant science building on the Knoxville College campus...
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Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety bulletin called “Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations”...
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A UEA spokesman said: “Following the incident in the Chemistry Building at UEA last week and as part of the university’s ongoing housekeeping in ensuring safety for all...
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According to Villanova University, police and fire crews responded to the school after two students were splashed by a chemical on campus....
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Three weeks ago, Daniel Powell conducted a science experiment that went so wrong, four students were injured, one seriously...
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Charges have been filed against a teacher who was fired after four students were burned...
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Hutchinson Hall was closed for hours while Rochester Fire Department’s haz mat crew cleaned up a chemical explosion inside a student laboratory...
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Today, the White House announced a pause in a specific type of research on viruses...
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The town’s high school was evacuated and students were dismissed early as a precautionary measure Friday after a small chemical spill...
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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances...
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On Tuesday afternoon, a chemical spill in the Dreyfus Building (18) prompted the evacuation of the building and exposed problems in the campus-wide emergency communication process...
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A chemical spill at Grand Rapids Community College’s Calkins Science Center caused one floor of the building to be evacuated ...
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The chemistry teacher who caused an explosion that injured four students, one critically, at a Denver charter school...
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Two people were slightly injured Monday by a small explosion inside a lab at the University of New Brunswick...
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Two chemicals reacted at the Life Technologies building on the Thermo Fisher Scientific campus in west Eugene...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t do enough to stop hundreds of hazardous chemicals from getting into waterways...
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A possible chemical fire that investigators believe was sparked at 3 a.m. Wednesday in the University of Iowa’s Chemistry Building...
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The U.S. Department of Energy is taking steps to address a newly identified detonation risk involving decades-old storage drums containing small amounts of radioactive plutonium...
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The White House on Wednesday charged U.S. universities with policing their research on dangerous pathogens...
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Georgetown and Harvard University researchers are talking about the response to the January 9th Freedom Industries chemical spill which affected West Virginia's largest public water supply...
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A chemical accident at University of Connecticut sent two students to a hospital...
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A leaking tank of liquid nitrogen at the University of Cincinnati prompted UC police to call in a hazardous materials unit...
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September is National Biosafety Stewardship Month, according to the National Institutes of Health, and Texas Tech is taking part ...
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In the wake of widely publicized news over the threat of infectious diseases...
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Two teachers were injured in a chemical spill at Chicago's Simeon Career Academy...
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A flash fire that injured 13 people, mainly children, at a Nevada science museum happened when an employee applied the chemicals in the wrong order...
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A chemical spill early in the week at Inland Lakes High School resulted in the postponement of a volleyball tournament...
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A few weeks ago, when reading about the deal that prosecutors made with University of California, Los Angeles, chemistry professor Patrick Harran regarding the lab fire that led to researcher Sheharbano Sangji’s death, I commented on Twitter about how the case affected my graduate research group...
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Haz-Mat crews were called out to Redemptorist High School Saturday evening after getting reports of a small dumpster fire...
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Formaldehyde is a human carcinogen, the National Research Council (NRC) says in a new report...
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Two new reports from the National Research Council (NRC) and Stanford University offer guidance to the chemistry community...
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Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spent much of Wednesday completing a report...
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The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has closed its influenza research center...
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Southwest Research Institute released new details Friday about an employee who was fatally injured earlier in the week...
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A 50-year-old man died at Southwest Research Institutes...
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Employees and students affected by the building closure because of acidic acid spill...
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Patrick Harran, the first academic chemist to face criminal charges over a lab accident in the United States, has reached a deferred-prosecution agreement ...
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An explosion on Tuesday in a chemistry lab at the University of Minnesota injured a graduate student...
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The chemical leak that caused the evacuation at USC is now under control...
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When it comes to training students and postdoctoral researchers to work safely in academic laboratories, it is hard to overemphasize the importance of the head of the lab...
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Just how safe is working in a laboratory? As Jon Evans discovers, it depends on where you are and who you ask...
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One man has died in a laboratory explosion at Texas A&M University at Qatar today...
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Safety practitioners seem to be on a quest similar to that of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table...
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The Center for Disease Control is threatening to suspend the University of Hawaii medical school's ability to conduct research on highly contagious diseases...
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A school employee was injured and students were forced to evacuate following a chemical spill...
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A 26-year-old chemist creating polymers and coatings with ingredients that included nanoparticles of nickel developed nasal congestion and facial flushing ...
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Dow Chemical Thailand, together with the Chemical Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Professor Dr HRH Princess Chulabhorn Walailak, has conducted chemistry training for science teachers...
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Several faculty of the National University of Singapore (NUS) were told to suspend...
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Originally the cause was thought to be a malfunctioning circulation pump...
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A child drops a silvery chunk of pure sodium into a flask of water. Almost immediately, the liquid starts to bubble...
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Firefighters were called out to a chemical spillage at a University of Nottingham science facility...
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A lab at Sacred Heart University's science building had to be evacuated after less than a gallon of sulfuric and nitric acid was spilled...
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People have returned to buildings that were briefly evacuated at Michigan State University because of complaints of a strange odor...
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Firefighters and a hazardous materials team responded Friday night following a chemical explosion in a lab...
 
Two students were taken to an area hospital after an unknown irritant disrupted a classroom at a Citrus Heights middle school...
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An unidentified chemical spill was reported at Engineering Hall...
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A fire broke out at Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory...
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The Urbana Fire Department has determined the small fire was started by a highly flammable liquid and a heat source...
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Campus officials evacuated the sixth floor of Tan Hall following a chemical spill...
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A chemical spill at an Auburn University lab sent one woman to a hospital...
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A student was seriously injured and 15 others also hurt when the left-overs of a chemical experiment exploded after they were mistakenly mixed together...
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A contract worker suffered serious burns...
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Fire Department investigators have cited Beacon High School in Manhattan for eight violations...
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A University of Iowa scientist has been sanctioned for launching work on the deadly MERS virus without school approval and outside of the proper laboratory setting...
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A trashcan fire Thursday afternoon inside a Lehigh University building is under investigation...
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The New Mexico Environment Department has fined the Los Alamos National Laboratory and nuclear waste repository WIPP more than $54 million for hazardous waste violations...
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An explosion Thursday ripped through a small portion of the third floor of Langford Hall dormitory on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman, injuring two students...
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From Derek Lowe, regarding the four DuPont workers who died from a methyl mercaptan leak two weeks ago (I would add, also, the many others who’ve died in laboratory accidents)...
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Via C&EN’s Chemistry in Pictures, shown here is what happened when “dichloromethane carried 3,4-ethylenedioxypyrrole through a researcher’s nitrile gloves...
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The Castle School website says the school has been "declared clear"...
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A sodium hydroxide spill at the Solano Community College campus in Vallejo happened while a lab technician was moving 5-gallon buckets of the liquid chemical...
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“Five people were transported to the hospital following a chemical spill at the UEI College campus in Anaheim..
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“Four fires from educational demonstrations have injured 22 children and two adults since the start of September...
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“I probably would not have thought to go to the hallway right away...
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Organic Process Research and Development editor Trevor Laird, founder of Scientific Update, recently penned an editorial on “Safety Culture in Industry and Academia”...
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The parents of a Bronx teenager whose ear was melted in a chemistry lab fire at Beacon High School is suing the city...
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The Penn State hazardous materials team was called to the State College Area High School North Building Wednesday morning for a mercury spill...
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The U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board released a report last week with “Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations.”...
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Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments...
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In a statement from the Mauston School District, a chemical pool systems failure occurred around 10:00 a.m. at Olson Middle School...
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Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires...
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A Reno children's science museum has been issued two citations after a tornado demonstration last month led to a flash fire that injured 13 people...
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The University of California paid nearly $4.5 million to outside law firms to defend itself and UC Los Angeles chemistry professor Patrick Harran from felony charges of labor code violations relating to the death of a staff researcher...
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Pomperaug High School students were evacuated Monday morning after mercury was spilled in a classroom...
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Three Cub Scouts and their den leader were injured Monday when an experiment with chemicals exploded..
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Penn State's department of environmental health and safety has been investigating a small explosion at a campus laboratory that burned a student..
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One of the things highlighted in the news this week is the risks of contamination from removing—”doffing”—personal protective equipment..
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A 20-year-old Texas A&M student is in critical condition after ingesting sodium cyanide....
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Ebola virus has infected thousands of people in West Africa...
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A radioactive material leak that affected 22 workers and closed the US’s only permanent nuclear waste repository...
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The Environmental Protection Agency moved on Tuesday to increase the amount of data made available to the public on regulated chemicals...
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A chemical spill on MIT's campus has been contained and cleaned up, and the buliding has been reopened...
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Like it or not, chemicals are a part of our environment. Most of us use chemicals every day...
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A Hazmat crew responded Wednesday to Crooksville High School after staff reported finding a strange chemical...
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A building at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa was evacuated and five people were hospitalized after a possible chemical exposure...
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Long-standing disputes between the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s top independent internal investigator...
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The Council for Chemical Research is aiming to improve the culture of safety in University chemistry and chemical engineering...
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Glastonbury High School was evacuated on Friday after some chemicals started smoldering during a science class...
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Parents of football players at a high school near Washington D.C. are upset after a cleaning chemical resulted in burns the chest and back of some players...
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A Denver teacher had no special training in the dangers of methanol before he conducted a demonstration in a school laboratory ...
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A chemistry teacher is on paid leave after four students were injured when an experiment went wrong...
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The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) teamed with...
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Two Kelowna General Hospital staff members were sent for observation after being exposed to gas from a potentially harmful combination of chemicals...
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After three safety breaches involving pathogens in federal government laboratories, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) has requested a “safety stand-down,”...
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Thirteen people were hurt, including several children, in a chemical explosion on Wednesday at a museum in Reno...
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A hazardous materials incident has prompted fire crews to evacuate the social sciences building at UC San Diego...
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A Friday afternoon fire prompted the evacuation and closure of a University of Delaware lab in Newark...
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A SCIENCE project gone wrong at a western Queensland school...
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Greenbrier High School will reopen as scheduled on Wednesday after classes were cancelled...
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A major new report on safety in academic chemical research is calling on US universities to adopt a ‘culture of safety’...
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The recently documented mistakes at federal laboratories involving anthrax, flu and smallpox have incited public outrage at the government’s handling of dangerous pathogens...
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A building at the University of Colorado in Boulder reopened Saturday after a hazmat team stopped a corrosive leak...
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Manomet Elementary School in Plymouth remained closed today as state Department of Public Health crews sought to determine what made about a dozen people sick and...
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Chester Flattery was at work early Monday morning, cleaning Manomet Elementary School during summer vacation...
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An improperly discarded chemical triggered a hazardous materials response and evacuation ...
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Earlier this month, prosecutors in Los Angeles reached a plea agreement with UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran...
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The veterinary science building at Utah State University’s Laboratory Animal Research Center is being evacuated this afternoon...
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Federal environmental agencies have begun cleanup work at an abandoned laboratory facility on the Knoxville College campus...
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The Boise Fire HAZMAT team was called out to Boise State after a report of a chemical spill....
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A lab worker at Texas A&M University at Qatar died last week after an incident in the engineering building...
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In an article published online May 8, 2014 by the American Journal of Industrial MedicineExternal Web Site Icon, researchers W. Shane Journeay, Ph.D., M.D., and Rose H. Goldman, M.D., MPH, report the case of a worker who developed sensitization to nickel...
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A small fire on the 3rd floor of the Jack E. Brown Chemical Engineering Building at Texas A&M...
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Board the ferry from central Amsterdam for Buiksloterweg on a weekday morning, and it’s likely you’ll be sharing it with some of more than 900 scientists from Shell’s open-plan research center...
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Nearly 40 people were evacuated from the Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies building on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s campus...
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An explosion rocked the Earth and Space Science building at Stony Brook University...
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A CSU student suffered cuts to his face Tuesday afternoon after a chemical reaction caused a glass container to explode....
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University of Georgia and local safety departments responded to a call about a chemical spill in the Chemistry Building...
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The mother of a student who was burned in a chemistry lab fire at Lincoln Park High School is suing the school...
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Several Seattle Fire Department (SFD) units were called to the Foege Building...
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A fire has broken out at a CBD university overnight, resulting in a chemical spill and the closure of an entire city street...
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Fire damaged a research laboratory in the Engineering block of the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Kent Ridge...
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Tainted homes, a closed school and growing bills sum up DeSoto County's mercury spill...
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A refrigerator door blew off and hit an inner pane of a double-paned window in a chemical lab at the University of South Florida...
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Some organizations start their gatherings with a prayer or a song or the Pledge of Allegiance...
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The message was clear: Texas Tech officials need to bring down the hammer on laboratory safety...
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One person was sickened after a hazmat incident on the campus of Temple University...
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District 49 tells us that two Falcon High School students were transported to the hospital after showing signs of an allergic reaction during a chemistry experiment...
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Windsor Firefighters were called to the University of Windsor after a fire broke out inside a classroom...
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Four teachers were hospitalized after a chemical mishap led to evacuations and early dismissal...
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One person was seriously injured...
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A teacher’s chemistry experiment exploded during a demonstration at Beacon High School in Manhattan...