Hazmat

A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Suspicious Smell Shuts Down Kaiser Hospital In Santa Clara

It is still unclear what caused a suspicious smell that briefly shut down a portion of Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara Sunday night, a hospital official said

12/01/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurses Want More Protection From Ebola Exposure, Say CDC Guidelines Not Sufficient

Nurses in the Bay Area, and all over the nation, are worried that if they have to help treat an Ebola patient, their lives would be in danger because they say the government does not require that they wear the highest level of protective gear.

10/13/2014

Workers in biocontainment suits enter U.S. Airways Flight (Still image from Youtube video by Patrick Narvaez)

Ebola Scare Triggers Full Bio-Containment Suit Response On U.S. Airways Flight

Fears over the deadly Ebola virus are leading to stricter precautions at Bay Area hospitals, at airports across the nation, and overseas, but this flight from Philadelphia to Punta Cana is one of the most frightening examples of precautions, as a full crew in bio-containment suits boarded the plane.

10/09/2014

AT&T Park - San Francisco (Photo by Ron Del Rosario/cbsSF)

Hazmat Scare Prompts Evacuation Of Building Across Street From AT&T Park; Package Turns Out To Be Bottle Of Booze

San Francisco’s China Basin Building was briefly evacuated Tuesday morning after a call of a suspicious package, which ended up being a bottle of booze, prompted a Hazmat team and the bomb squad to respond.

10/07/2014

A San Francisco Fire Department truck on the scene of a fire. (CBS)

San Francisco Post Office Evacuated After Spilled Substance Causes Irritation

A post office in San Francisco’s Sunset District has been evacuated after a substance spilled in the lobby caused people to experience irritation in their eyes, noses and throats, according to a fire official.

08/28/2014

A shelter-in-place order was issued after a chemical HazMat situation in Hayward. (CBS)

Shelter-In-Place Order Lifted After Hayward Hazmat Situation At Chemical Company

A hazmat situation at a Hayward chemical company has ended after nearby residents and businesses were ordered to shelter in place within a one-mile radius.

08/26/2014

Crime scene tape, police line, generic

Alameda County Coroner’s Employees Report Sickness From Body’s Stench, Building Evacuated

A hazardous materials team evacuated the Alameda County coroner’s bureau in Oakland on Wednesday when 15 staff members reported nose and throat irritation from a decomposed body they received, an Oakland fire battalion chief said.

07/23/2014

San Francisco firefighters and police responded this morning to a possible hazardous materials incident that has resulted in the death of one person in the city's Richmond District

‘Hazmat Situation’ In San Francisco’s Richmond District; 1 Person Dead And Neighbors Evacuated

San Francisco police and fire officials are on the scene Monday morning of what they are calling a hazardous materials situation after a body was found in a home in the city’s outer Richmond neighborhood near the VA hospital.

06/30/2014

Police and fire crews responded to a fuel spill in San Mateo Sunday afternoon caused by a car crash into a gas station pump. (CBS)

Fuel Spills Onto San Mateo Street When Car Crashes Into Gas Station Pump

Police and fire crews responded to a fuel spill in San Mateo Sunday afternoon caused by a car crash into a gas station pump

06/29/2014

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Drug Search Of Berkeley Home Sets Off Hazmat Scare, Forces Evacuations

Several homes were evacuated on Oregon Street in Berkeley and a block was closed for part of Friday morning due to suspected hazardous materials found by Alameda County sheriff’s deputies while serving a search warrant.

06/06/2014

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