Richmond waste roundup combats illegal dumping

A steady line of vehicles pulled into the parking lot of Richmond’s Galileo Club, most of them carrying old mattresses, hazardous household waste and empty propane tanks. Workers in neon vests unfastened the cushy bedding and large containers, moving and stacking the items like a well-oiled machine.  The scene was Richmond’s annual Household Hazardous Waste…

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Richmond firefighters take the edge off hazardous materials

Richmond fire fighters familiarize themselves with the first compartment of the three-compartment decontamination tent.

Nine Richmond firefighters trained for a mass casualty drill involving hazardous materials Saturday morning. The two-hour instruction took place at Station 64, parallel to the railroad tracks off Carson Avenue where freight cars often park while transporting high-risk materials. Training began in a classroom where HAZMAT specialists studied a slideshow and discussed how to transport…

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