Free Republic 1st Qtr 2023 Fundraising Target: $80,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,958
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 98%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: chemical

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Philadelphia Residents Rush to Buy Water After Major Chemical Spill Occurs in Delaware River

    03/27/2023 2:39:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-26-2023 | Anthony Scott
    Residents in Philadelphia are flocking to local supermarket stores such as Target and Walmart to buy water after a major chemical spill occurred in the Delaware River. On Friday night over 8,000 gallons of latex-based solution spilled into the Delaware River from a chemical plant in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The massive spill caused Philadelphia city officials to send residents an emergency phone alert urging residents to buy bottled water and to not drink their tap water. ------- The emergency alert sent residents of Philadelphia in a frenzy and caused them to flock to local supermarket stores in the area to...
  • How dangerous was the Ohio chemical train derailment? An environmental engineer assesses the long-term risks

    02/18/2023 2:35:43 PM PST · by Pelham · 39 replies
    The Conversation ^ | February 15, 2023 | Andrew J. Whelton
    The main concerns now are the contamination of homes, soil and water, primarily from volatile organic compounds and semivolatile organic compounds, known as VOCs and SVOCs. The train had nearly a dozen cars with vinyl chloride and other materials, such as ethylhexyl acrylate and butyl acrylate. These chemicals have varying levels of toxicity and different fates in soil and groundwater. Officials have detected some of those chemicals in the nearby waterway and particulate matter in the air from the fire. But so far, the fate of many of the chemicals is not known. A variety of other materials were also...
  • New Mexico lawmakers propose bill to chemically castrate pedophiles as parole condition

    01/25/2023 4:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/23 | Louis Casiano
    Certain sex offenders in New Mexico would be required to undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole, according to a bill being proposed by state lawmakers. Reps. John Block of Alamogordo and Stefani Lord, both Republicans, said House Bill 128 would be a "commonsense" step to protect children from pedophiles. "Passage of this commonsense bill is the very least we can do to protect children in our communities from the horrific threat of pedophiles," Block told Fox News Digital. "The New Mexico Legislature must now choose to either stand on the side of children’s safety by passing our...
  • U.S. concerned Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine

    11/23/2022 5:16:57 PM PST · by JonPreston · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/23/22 | ERIN BANCO and LARA SELIGMAN
    Biden administration officials have assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin may use chemical weapons in Ukraine first before resorting to a nuclear confrontation with NATO if his troops continue to lose ground.The concerns, according to six people with knowledge of the matter, come amid a push by the administration to ensure allies are prepared for such an event, as well as to mobilize new resources and investments in manufacturing of detection systems for when the chemicals are used. The people, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive, internal deliberations, include U.S. and Defense Department officials.
  • Risk of chemical explosion prompts evacuations in Perris [CA]; 215 Freeway closed

    08/12/2022 10:01:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    A HAZMAT team responded to Harvill and Old Oleander avenues after a large plume from railcar was reported just before 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Cal Fire Division Chief John Crater said during a news conference Friday morning. Wind gusts helped spread the initial plume until it covered a two-mile area over the city of Perris, Crater said. The leaking chemical in the railcar tank was identified to be styrene, which is used to make foam products for commercial purposes. Crater consulted with experts who told him that heat building in the railcar could still cause a release. “Meaning some sort of...
  • Firefighters battle three alarm fire at chemical company near downtown Omaha

    05/31/2022 3:23:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    KETV ^ | 5-31-22 | KETV
    "Our Omaha Fire Department has done a tremendous job at the 3-alarm fire at the Nox-Crete plant. Over the last 15 hours up to 75 firefighters have been on the scene. We are grateful no one has been injured and actions to protect the surrounding neighborhoods were successful. Thank you OFD!" Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said in a statement addressing the fire. Nox Crete manufactures a variety of products, including form coating and deactivator, liquid floor hardeners, joint fillers, curing and sealing compounds and water repellents according to its website. Pottawattamie County Emergency Management advised the smoke posed no toxicity...
  • Joe Biden Defiant When Asked to Clarify Comment on Chemical Weapons: ‘You Gotta Be Silly’

    03/28/2022 5:11:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden appeared frustrated on Monday when he was asked to clarify his comment about chemical weapons and other comments during his trip to Europe. The president took several questions at the White House about his off-the-cuff comment about Putin on Saturday that raised concerns from leaders around the world.
  • Blinken: 'Have real concerns' Russia could use chemical weapons

    03/16/2022 7:46:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/16/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that officials “have real concerns” that Russia could use chemical weapons during its invasion of Ukraine, even though Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called Russian threats a “bluff.” During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, Blinken was asked how real the risk was for the conflict in Ukraine to turn into a nuclear war.
  • Biden: Russia will 'pay a severe price' if chemical weapons are used

    03/11/2022 8:24:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 76 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/11/2022 | Alex Gangitano
    President Biden on Friday warned that Russia would pay a severe price if it launched a chemical weapons attack during its invasion into Ukraine. “I’m not going to speak about the intelligence… but Russia would pay a severe price if they use chemical weapons,” Biden said when asked if the U.S. would have a military response if Russian President Vladimir Putin launched such an attack. He didn’t comment further or mention if that response would include U.S. military involvement.
  • Evacuations, order to close windows near chemical plant fire in New Jersey

    01/14/2022 8:16:04 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/14/2022 | AP
    PASSAIC, N.J. — A fire at a New Jersey chemical plant with flames and smoke visible for miles in the night sky Friday has spread to multiple buildings, threatening to reach the plant’s chemical storage area, authorities said. Passaic Mayor Hector Lora told that popping and small explosions within the fire at Qualco Inc. indicated it was getting closer to the chemicals, as residents were being evacuated from surrounding areas and told to keep their windows closed in at least one nearby municipality.
  • At least 2 dead, 7 injured after chemical plant leak in La Porte, Texas, officials say

    07/28/2021 6:52:46 AM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 28, 2021 | Charlie Zong , Emily Foxhall , Rebecca Hennes ,
    At least two people are dead and seven are injured after a chemical leak at a plant at a Houston suburb Tuesday night, company officials said. The incident involved a "very small" acetic acid leak within the LyondellBasell facility in the La Porte Complex east of Houston, said Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie Christensen in a news conference. The incident began at about 7:35 p.m. when "LyondellBasell La Porte requested support from La Porte EMS regarding a mass casualty incident at their facility," La Porte's public information officer Lee Woodward told CNN.
  • Surrey builds AI to find anti-ageing chemical compounds

    07/22/2021 3:32:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies ^ | 7/22/2021 | by University of Surrey
    The University of Surrey has built an artificial intelligence (AI) model that identifies chemical compounds that promote healthy aging—paving the way towards pharmaceutical innovations that extend a person's lifespan. In a paper published by Scientific Reports, a team of chemists from Surrey built a machine learning model based on the information from the DrugAge database to predict whether a compound can extend the life of Caenorhabditis elegans—a translucent worm that shares a similar metabolism to humans. The worm's shorter lifespan gave the researchers the opportunity to see the impact of the chemical compounds. The AI singled out three compounds that...
  • Video: John Sullivan Was Turned Into The FBI By His Own Brother, He Believes That Somehow John Was “In Charge” Of The Capitol Hill Riot

    01/15/2021 10:06:50 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 21 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 01.15.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    A lot of speculations surround John Sullivan who uses aliases such as “Activist X,” “Activist John,” and “Jayden X.” He is a left-wing activist who openly documented and discussed his involvement in the pro-Donald Trump rally which turned into an insurrection at the Capitol and is now facing criminal charges. Sullivan, 26, founder of protest group Insurgence USA, recorded himself entering through a Capitol window that had been broken out by the rioters before roaming the halls of Congress during the January 6 attack. Sullivan, of Utah, told authorities that he was in Washington D.C. that day as an activist...
  • An explosion occurred in the Novosibirsk Center for Virology "Vector" [Russia]

    09/16/2019 11:25:03 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 72 replies ^ | September 16, 2019 | Unknown
    An explosion occurred at the Vector State Virology Research Center near Novosibirsk . This research center has one of the most comprehensive collections of dangerous viruses in the world. According to Rospotrebnadzor, on the fifth floor of a six-story laboratory building, a gas bottle exploded during repair work, after which a fire broke out on an area of 30 square meters. The fire is eliminated. One worker suffered. With burns of the second and third degree, he was taken to the hospital. In Rospotrebnadzor emphasized that in the room where the explosion occurred, there were no biohazardous substances. At the...
  • Toxic Siberian Lake Becomes Selfie Sensation

    07/13/2019 4:16:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/13/2019
    Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the “Siberian Maldives.” The lake is blue, however, due to a chemical reaction between toxic waste elements from a local power station. Environmentalists are warning people against coming into contact with the water. Siberian Generating Company said Friday it has deployed guards to keep trespassers at bay, but insists the lake presents no environmental danger.
  • China chemical blast death toll rises to 47

    03/22/2019 7:36:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/22/2019
    Images of the site showed a fireball exploding, billowing clouds enveloping the area, injured people, and damage to buildings. The blast was so powerful that it knocked down factory buildings some distance away, trapping workers, according to local media. Staff at the Henglida Chemical Factory, 3km (1.8 miles) from the explosion, said its roof collapsed as they fled, and windows and doors were blown out. Provincial authorities said firefighters had to be brought in from across the province. The fire was brought under control at around 03:00 local time on Friday, state TV said.
  • US slams Iran and Russia for chemical weapons programs

    11/24/2018 11:42:45 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) News ^ | 11-24-18 (11 hours ago, updated 7 hours ago) | Laurie Mylroie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan24) – Amb. Kenneth Ward strongly criticized Iran and Russia on Thursday for maintaining chemical weapons programs, in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention to which they are both signatories. Ward, the US Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), addressing that organization, cited Iran and Russia for their own chemical weapons programs. He also criticized their support for Damascus, which, he said, is “enabling Syria’s chemical weapons use by shielding the Assad regime from consequences in international fora.” Turning to Iran, Ward explained that the US “has had longstanding concerns that [it]...
  • Syria's Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says

    09/10/2018 7:45:35 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    President Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said. Reports of Assad's approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to “recklessly attack” the province. Trump called any gas attack a potential “grave humanitarian mistake.” The Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials, was first to report on Assad.
  • In Syria's last rebel stronghold, fighters prepare for final battle...

    08/31/2018 12:13:29 PM PDT · by raiderboy · 10 replies
    Chcago Tribune ^ | August 31,2018 | Philip IssaAssociated Press
    In a corner of northwestern Syria packed with nearly 3 million people, the government and its opponents are preparing for a final, bloody showdown. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition's only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over a million displaced Syrians, is likely to be the last major theater of battle after seven years of brutal civil war. It is also potentially the most dangerous. The U.N. and aid workers are bracing for disaster, warning that up to 800,000 people are in danger of renewed displacement if a government offensive gets underway. A massive military...
  • Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect

    05/17/2018 2:26:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 5/16/18 | Chris Mooney
    Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the rise, a group of scientists reported Wednesday, suggesting someone may be secretly manufacturing the pollutant in violation of an international accord. Emissions of CFC-11 have climbed 25 percent since 2012, despite the chemical being part of a group of ozone pollutants that were phased out under the 1987 Montreal Protocol. “I’ve been making these measurements for more than 30 years, and this is the most surprising thing I’ve seen,” said Stephen Montzka, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who led the work. “I was astounded by it, really.”...