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UPDATE: Some Activities Will Resume Today Following Wright State Acid Spill

FAIRBORN -- Wright State University officials say the school remains opens today, but classes have been canceled after 10 buildings were evacuated following an acid spill.

Activities not affected in the buildings that were evacuated will resume today, but all classes were canceled for the day, effective at 1:30 p.m.

The spill happened at 9:50 a.m. when a 2-liter bottle of acetic acid accidentally spilled in a lab located in the basement of Oelman Hall.

Because of Wright State's system of tunnels, several other buildings connected to Oelman also were evacuated, including Fawcett Hall, Brehm Lab, Allyn Hall, Millett Hall, Dunbar Library, Biology Science 1 & 2 and Medical Science. Those building comprise nearly half of campus.

Two Wright State police officers who were first on the scene did inhale some fumes from the spill.  One was taken to Soin Medical Center to be checked out.  No one else was injured.

Wright State said the spill has been cleaned, but they still have to wait for the chemical smell to dissipate.



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Buildings Evacuated at Wright State After Acid Spill

FAIRBORN -- An acid spill has now been cleaned up at Wright State University.  But as of 1:30 p.m. the University canceled all classes and activities for the remainder of the day.

The spill was reported in the basement of Oelman Hall and because of the school's system of tunnels connecting buildings, the university decided to take the precaution of closing other nearby buildings, including Oelman Hall, Fawcett Hall, Brehm Lab, Allyn Hall, Millett Hall, Dunbar Library, Biology Science 1 & 2 and Medical Science. Those building comprise nearly half of campus.

University officials say a 2-liter bottle of acetic acid accidentally spilled in a lab.  The chemical is used to clean glass in the lab, but it can be dangerous if inhaled or if it contacts someone's skin.

Two Wright State police officers who were first on the scene did inhale some fumes from the spill.  One was taken to Soin Medical Center to be checked out.  No one else was injured.

Wright State said the spill has been cleaned, but they still have to wait for the chemical smell to dissipate.

 
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