Crews from Texas have arrived to start cleaning up the hazardous material leak in Monument.
The process could take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. No additional evacuations are needed at this time. Our crews were able to get close enough to the train to send us back this... more »
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a large area in Commerce City was evacuated because of chemicals leaking from barrels at an abandoned plant.
Adams County Sheriff's Sgt. Candi Baker says emergency crews responded Friday afternoon after reports of odors in the area north of Denver. She says... more »
LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) - A Denver-area hospital emergency room was shut down while a hazardous materials team responded to a patient who arrived with a radioactive rock in his pocket. The patient and a few ER staffers were isolated and the area was roped off. The Skyridge Medical Center... more »
Federal safety investigators are probing rollover accidents by tanker trucks carrying propane, gasoline and other hazardous materials. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to know whether equipment similar to the stability systems required for cars would help prevent tanker rollovers.
The board is holding a hearing Tuesday on an... more »
If you have old cleaners, insecticides, paint or electronics sitting around--this weekend you can recycle them.
Colorado Springs Recycles will host a multi-materials recycling collection for homeowners this Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm in the north parking lot at University Village Colorado at 5400 N. Nevada Avenue,... more »
A freight train carrying coal has derailed in southwest Houston. No injuries were reported. At least a dozen cars including some seen crumpled next to each other went off the tracks when the train derailed late Monday morning. A Union Pacific spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.... more »
A Colorado Springs street is back open after a bizarre HazMat situation forced its closure in Colorado Springs Tuesday morning.
A man attempting to commit suicide barricaded himself in a vehicle with the chemical Hydrogen Sulfide. A HazMat crew suited up in full gear to get the man out.... more »
More than a dozen cars derailed from a Burlington-Northern Santa Fe freight train in northern Pueblo County Friday morning. No one was injured.
It happened near the Pinon Truck Stop, at I-25 milemarker 107, east of the interstate. Six of the 14 cars have hazardous materials plackards -- but... more »