Chemical spill forces building evacuation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/5/09

Chemical spill forces building evacuation

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A chemical spill forced fire crews to evacuate a Lubbock business Wednesday afternoon.  First responders arrived at the USDA Research Lab on 4th Street around noon, after a gallon container of ammonium hydroxide spilled.

"It's a solvent they use to breakdown the soil samples. It's highly corrosive. Fumes are dangerous if you inhale them," Lubbock Fire Captain Steven Elliot said.  Hazmat crews kept about two dozen workers outside the building until they cleared the area.

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8/5/09

HazMat crews respond to spill at the U.S.D.A. Soil Research Lab

More than two dozen employees are safe after an emergency evacuation Wednesday.

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