Hazardous Materials

Big Cities Scramble To Be Prepared For An Oil Train DisasterThey rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.
Good Question – ‘Reply All’: Sandbags, Fair Food & Ash TreesEmily from St. Cloud wants to know what happens to all the sandbags after the flooding is over? If the sand isn't contaminated with floodwater, it can be used as fill for things like playgrounds and sidewalks. But in most cases, the sand is contaminated.
White Substance Sent To Governor's Mansion Found To Be Non-ToxicA hazardous materials team was called to the Governor's Mansion Monday afternoon after a staffer opened a letter covered in a small amount of white powder. Staff members called the State Patrol who then called in the St. Paul Fire Department. Firefighters, wearing protective jumpsuits, were sent in to try and figure out what that powder was.
Work Continues At Site Of Train-Semi Collision Hazardous materials handlers continue to offload a volatile chemical from semi involved in a collision with a train in Swift County.
Hazmat Crews Respond To NE Mpls. Rail YardEmergency crews had quite a scare overnight at a rail yard in Northeast Minneapolis as hazmat crews were summoned to the scene.