Customs Employees Recovering From Mysterious Hazmat ExposureTwo U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who felt ill after opening an envelope for inspection in Alameda have been released from the hospital but the cause of their ailment remains unclear.
Mystery Substance Sickens Worker, Others Quarantined At Alameda Federal BuildingAn agricultural inspection specialist at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Alameda is still being treated at a local hospital this evening for symptoms she suffered after opening an envelope earlier today, an agency spokesman said.
Hazardous Materials Spilled In Creek At Altamont PassThe CHP received a report shortly after 10 a.m. about barrels of materials that were dumped in a creek along Altamont Pass near Carroll Road.
Derailed Train Cars Carrying Sulfuric Acid Placed Back on Tracks Without LeakingThree train cars carrying sulfuric acid have been placed back on the tracks under Interstate Highway 680 in Martinez and moved away from the area where they derailed Wednesday morning, according to firefighters.
Suspicious Odor At Palo Alto Hotel Sends Several People To The HospitalPalo Alto fire officials responded to a report of a suspicious odor at the Westin Hotel on El Camino Real Thursday evening.
Hairspray Bottle Behind Suspicious Smelling Bags Aboard SFO Flight To ChicagoHazmat teams at San Francisco International Airport determined the unusual odor from luggage aboard a Chicago-bound plane originated from a bottle of hairspray.
San Jose Chemical Fire Produces Toxic Fumes, Caustic RunoffA hazardous materials crew is cleaning up a "chemical soup" at an automotive plating and metal work business in North San Jose where a four-alarm fire took place earlier Tuesday morning, a fire captain said.
Package Covered In 'Unknown Liquid' Prompts Apple Store Evacuation, Hazmat Response In MontereyMonterey firefighters have evacuated a portion of a shopping center this afternoon after employees at an Apple electronics store said they felt sick after receiving a package with an unknown substance, the city’s fire chief said.
Manufacturing Explosion Forces Evacuation Of Sunnyvale Building; 2 HurtFire crews evacuated at least one building in Sunnyvale Thursday afternoon after reports of a hazmat situation.
Evacuation Order In Pittsburg Neighborhood Lifted, Railcar Not Leaking PropaneAn evacuation order in Pittsburg has been lifted Wednesday evening after a leak on a railcar at a Union Pacific Railroad yard that was initially thought to be flammable propane turned out to be lubricating oil, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District official.
Suspicious Smell Shuts Down Kaiser Hospital In Santa ClaraIt 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
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.