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Mysterious Green Ooze on Michigan Highway Identified

From an unlicensed hazardous-waste site whose owner is behind bars

(Newser) - If anyone who's ever seen The Blob was driving along Michigan's I-696 on Friday, alarm would've been a natural reaction to the sight on the side of the highway about a half-mile from the Macomb-Oakland county line. The Detroit Free Press reports a sludgy greenish-yellow substance was...

NYPD Staging Fake Bio-Terror Subway Attack

Releasing harmless gas to track its movement

(Newser) - Don't worry: The gas the NYPD will be releasing into the New York City subway system in July is totally harmless. The "per fluorocarbons" will be released as part of a $3.4 million-dollar study looking at airflow in the subway system, with the aim of helping authorities...

Hazmat Alert Issued After Train Derails in Kentucky

Top-level hazmat warning issued

(Newser) - Officials have issued the highest-level hazardous material warning in Kentucky after the derailment of a freight train. The train, which was carrying chemicals including hydrogen chloride and hydrochloric acid, derailed in West Point, the Courier-Journal reports. A highway has been closed across two counties, and residents are being evacuated. Thus...

US Battery Recycling Is Poisoning Mexico's Kids

American batteries should be recycled domestically, say critics

(Newser) - Recycling is becoming a very environmentally unfriendly word when it comes to industrial and automotive batteries, the New York Times finds. Close to a fifth of old American batteries now end up in Mexico, where the lead is extracted using crude methods in plants with low or nonexistent safety standards....

Ammo Caps Explode at Miami Airport

Bomb squad moves in as primer caps blow up when worker unloads bag

(Newser) - Hundreds of bullet detonation caps exploded in a passenger's luggage at Miami International Airport yesterday, triggering a terror scare. A 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with transportation of hazardous materials after the caps blew up as a baggage handler unloaded the suitcase from the Boston plane onto the tarmac....

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