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The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Federal Investigators Denied Access By Tesoro Refinery After Chemical Release Burns Workers

Federal investigators looking into last Wednesday’s industrial accident at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, where two workers were sprayed in the face with sulfuric acid, have been denied access on their attempted return visits.


Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

Livermore Lab’s Snakeskin-Like Suit Protects Against Chemical, Biological Attacks

Scientists are designing a snakeskin-like protective suit that would shield its wearers against a chemical or biological attack.


The Center for Environmental Health in Oakland claims these baby products have high levels of a flame retardant called Tris, which can cause cancer. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Oakland Group Finds Banned Flame Retardant In Baby Products

A cancer-causing chemical banned more than three decades ago is turning up in baby products found nationwide.


Police Car, light, siren, generic

Fremont Poison Gas Suicide Prompts Hazmat Response

Fremont police and fire department were called to a hazmat scene near two hospitals after a woman apparently released chemicals inside a car in an apparent suicide.



Thousands Of Gallons Of Chemicals Spill At St. Helena Plant

The leak was reported at a water treatment in St. Helena on Saturday afternoon.


Emergency crews at San Francisco State University Thursday night after a police officer collapsed while testing a suspicious substance. (CBS)

Five Officers At SFSU Suffer Minor Injuries In Chemical Reaction

San Francisco Police and fire crews responded to San Francisco State University where several officers were exposed to a harmful substance.