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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Hazmat explosion at Texas Tech sends four to hospital
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 07:15:59 -0500
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Hazmat explosion at Tech sends four to hospital

Four people suffered slight injuries due to a small explosion in a Texas Tech chemistry lab. They were taken to the hospital for treatment, mostly as a precaution.

The chemistry building was not evacuated, though the area surrounding the lab was briefly closed off.

Chris Cook with TTU reports the mishap may have involved some kind of chemical waste.

"An investigation will tell if anything, if there was anything compromised there as far as safety concerns," Cook said. "But we do have a very robust and thorough safety program that all of our faculty and students go through."

Cook says the lab will reopen after the cleanup is complete.

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