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Officials clean up after chemical leak at plant A chemical leak occurred Saturday afternoon at the International Paper Co. plant on Mike Padgett Highway. The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department and HAZMAT cleaned up the leak, which was...
Metro | International Paper
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Small chemical leak is contained at port CHARLESTON - A small chemical leak was contained and cleaned up after about 20 gallons of an ingredient used in perfumes and pharmaceuticals poured out of an overseas-bound shipping container, officials...
Accident renews focus on school location

...I'm still concerned that if we do have a major chemical leak, the school and the community are in for big the plant. Specifically, she said, she feared a chemical leak from the plant during a high school football game would...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Cross Creek High School
Ga. chemical leak sparks alarm

ATLANTA - A chemical accident at an industrial plant in Dalton injured one worker Monday and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn people nearby to stay inside.
1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant

ATLANTA - An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents nearby apartments to stay inside.
Pharmacy fire apparently caused by chemical leak

ATHENS, Ga. -- A fire in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia was caused by an accidental chemical spill near one of three refrigerators in a third-floor laboratory, fire officials said.
Only a test victims in front of the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, firefighters who were standing nearby for a fake chemical leak were not notified by 911 dispatchers of a separate gas attack, which included several casualties. After more than...
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...counts of counterfeit trademark violations and is being held without bond, Capt. Morris said. Road closed after chemical leak Chemicals leaking from a railroad car Monday closed Goshen Industrial Boulevard. Authorities said they learned a...
Metro | Aiken County Crime | Deke Copenhaver | North Augusta City Council
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...JANUARY: "Officers evacuate area near train wreck" This latest news of the Graniteville train derailment and the fatal chemical leak it caused was truly a major news event of the past year and decade. FEBRUARY: "Children spot dead body" A missing...
Bill Kirby
Public relations: Art of telling the truth

...dealing with any crisis. Whether it's a political squabble over a symbol, a presidential misstatement or a toxic chemical leak. The key, public relation experts say, is to have a plan in place and use it. "Public relations is the first line...