Hard to tell from the press report what's going on, but it's a reminder that the story will run before things make sense to people familiar with the lab setting...
Hazardous chemical spill at Lehigh University
The Morning Call
12:44 PM EDT, July 15, 2009
Bethlehem Fire Department is at the scene of a hazardous chemical spill in a research laboratory at Lehigh University.
Emergency dispatches said the spill has the potential to release hydrogen cyanide, which according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control is extremely flammable and gives off toxic fumes that can result in death.
Lehigh University Police Chief Edward Shupp said the spill is contained and there were no injuries. He said the hazardous materials team was called as precaution.
Shupp said he did not know why type of chemical was spilled.
Emergency dispatch reports said the incident is a Level 2 incident, which means between 10 to 50 gallons of the chemical was spilled, and the building has been evacuated.
-- Reporting by Tracy Jordan, The Morning Call
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