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  • 2017
  • Oak Ridge Turnpike re-opened near Big Turtle Park after about 1.5 hours Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2017, after authorities investigated a possible hazardous materials situation involving a truck pulling a flatbed trailer with two cargo containers marked radioactive. (oakridgetoday.com)
  • explosive
  • In the event a flammable or explosive gas is released, authorized officials may recommend evacuation of designated areas where casualties or property damage from a vapor cloud explosion or fire may occur. (weather.gov)
  • Explosives and blasting agent (not including Class C explosives) - "Explosive" means a chemical that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, or high temperature. (springfieldmich.com)
  • Flammable solid - A solid, other than a blasting agent, or explosive, that is liable to cause fire through friction, absorption or moisture, spontaneous chemical change, or retained heat from manufacturing or processing, or which can be ignited readily and when ignited burns so vigorously and persistently as to create a serious hazard. (springfieldmich.com)
  • In the USA - a country that operates over 20% of the world's civil nuclear power reactors - flammable, explosive, corrosive, or poisonous materials account for 99% of the dangerous material shipped each year. (world-nuclear.org)
  • OSHA
  • Without reliable data regarding workplace injuries, OSHA and MSHA lack the information needed to effectively focus inspection and compliance efforts on the most hazardous workplaces. (naspweb.com)
  • Verifying abatement of construction hazards also remains a challenge for OSHA, according to the report. (naspweb.com)
  • Risks
  • Without a monitoring capability, DOE faces increased risks of an accidental plutonium release that could harm workers, the public, and the environment. (gao.gov)
  • biological
  • Biological hazards include microbial pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. (wisegeek.com)
  • During World War II, anthrax spores were released on Gruinard Island - a small island off the northwest coast of Scotland - in an experiment to monitor the effects of a potential biological weapon. (wisegeek.com)
  • minimize
  • and to make sure measures are implemented to eliminate or institute measures to minimize those hazards. (uvm.edu)
  • discharge
  • To empty the can of its non-hazardous contents, discharge outdoors into a deep cardboard box or paper bag, and allow the box or bag to dry before placing in the trash. (mass.gov)
  • radioactivity
  • There has been a significant amount of radioactivity released into the atmosphere," says Ian Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (popularmechanics.com)
  • It doesn't take an accident at the Indian Point nuclear power plant to release radioactivity into our air, water, and soil. (riverkeeper.org)
  • potential
  • Training to ensure that everyone working in their operations is trained to identify and mitigate potential hazards. (uvm.edu)
  • humans
  • Usually the material will pose a direct threat to humans, but in some cases the threat may be indirect or economic - for example, insect pests or diseases of plants or animals. (wisegeek.com)
  • safety
  • Researchers who plan to use any kind of radioactive material must contact the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), who monitors the use of all radioisotopes to ensure that safety and materials licensing requirements are satisfied. (bowdoin.edu)
  • protective
  • The CDW, which usually warns of a specific hazard and gives specific protective action, has a higher priority than the Local Area Emergency (LAE). (weather.gov)