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HAZMAT Kentucky has been awarded $720,000 in a Federal Grant from the NIEHS/ Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Trainings

Louisville – Over the next five years, HAZMAT Kentucky will receive a Federal Grant totaling $720,000 to enhance local emergency planning and preparedness for hazardous materials incidents and clean-up through interactive training. 

The grant will be used to improve and implement their training curricula, acquire new equipment and expand their class offerings throughout the Louisville area.  Hazardous material jobs are in high-demand, encompassing a wide range of industries including the medical, manufacturing, chemical and environmental fields.

 

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"We couldn't breathe in the house, it was that bad": Elevated benzene levels detected at the ITC facility in Deer Park, Texas kept residents indoors early Thursday.
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WHAT IS BENZENE? The chemical behind Deer Park's shelter-in-place has caused the National Guard to come in and take action. WHAT WE KNOW: http://bit.ly/2Ojy60y
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FATAL FLAWS: The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has announced plans to increase salaries, provide additional training and buy more equipment for its occupational safety and health compliance officers. The changes come on the heels of an investigative series. http://ow.ly/fzNA30o2VZs
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ISIS Chemical-Weapons Expert Speaks, 11 Mar 2019: We also know that ISIS, through its global social media and internet recruiting, managed to create a corps of scientists interacting in person and on dark web forums to support the creation of a WMD arsenal, and Ahmed, whose name has been changed here, was part of the team. We interviewed him last month along with other ISIS prisoners being held in the Iraqi capital. http://ow.ly/Wjkt30o2XJm
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Mississippi, Ohio River Communities, Businesses Brace for Spring Floods: Inland waterways move 60 percent of U.S. grain destined for export. In all, 702.1 million metric tons of freight, including grains, coal, chemicals and oil traveled, down the Mississippi River system in 2017, with an additional 202.1 million on the Ohio River and its tributaries, according to Waterway Council Inc. in Washington. http://ow.ly/2kOf30o2XwT
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FIRE IS OUT: Tank fires that have been burning for days extinguished at ITC facility, company says