April is Hazardous Materials Safety Month. In recognition of the month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency wants everyone to learn about the potential hazards in their community. IEMA offers citizens the ability to track chemical spills and incidents and maintains an inventory-type database to monitor businesses and organizations that have chemicals onsite.
This Nov. 16, 2017 photo provided by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration shows a section of Keystone oil pipeline in Amherst, S.D., after it was cut at the point of a rupture and extracted for transportation to the National Transportation Safety Board Materials Laboratory in Washington. In a report Thursday, July 5, 2018, the NTSB said that the fatigue crack likely originated from mechanical damage to the pipe exterior caused by a metal-tracked vehicle during installation. (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration via AP)