Billings police and fire departments cordoned off a gas station and part of a grocery store parking lot near a busy intersection Monday morning until a gasoline spill could be cleaned up.
It was a national first for the dozen firefighters from six of Montana’s largest communities who began gathering at City College last week for advanced hazardous-materials training.
MISSOULA — An estimated 5,000 gallons of diluted acids flooded the floor of a Missoula manufacturer on Wednesday, after a valve in a mixing vat was left open overnight.
The members of the group were cagey, keeping mostly to themselves.
Last summer, Erika Nyquist -- a University of Montana student -- got certified to handle hazardous materials and headed down to Louisiana to find a job on the BP oil spill cleanup.