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Haz-Mat Scare in Columbus

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Residents return after chemical plant evacuation
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Residents were able to return to their homes after officials lifted an evacuation order around a Columbus plant amid concerns of a possible explosion caused by chemicals being mixed together.
 
   According to WBNS-TV, hazardous material crews were called to the AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. plant in north Columbus shortly after 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
 
   Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Tracy Smith says that unknown chemicals were mixed together, leading to the explosion possibility. Residents were able to return to their homes around 9:30 p.m.
 
   Fire officials say people who live within a half-mile radius of the plant were evacuated. The plant was also evacuated.
 
   AkzoNobel is a Netherlands-based paints and coatings company that produces specialty chemicals.
 

 

Last modified on Sunday, 06 July 2014 09:06
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