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U of A building evacuated after potentially dangerous chemical is found
Published Tuesday, June 14, 2011 5:10PM MDT
The University Of Alberta dentistry-pharmacy building had to be evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a potentially dangerous chemical was located on campus.
A spokesperson with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services says fire crews assisted in the transport of the chemical, ammonia silver nitrate. Officials say the building was evacuated after the chemical was discovered by a renovator clearing out a classroom.
Officials say if the chemical is not being stored properly, it could explode. As a precaution, the Hazmat team and police were called into remove the chemical.
"They will be disposing the material that they find. Edmonton Police Service will take it away and dispose of it in a correct manner," said Insp. Al Belanger with University of Alberta security.
No one was injured in the incident.