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Dec 16, 2014

18:19:45 GMT--HAZMAT - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: HZ-20141216-46348-USA

Date / time: 16/12/2014 18:18:52 [UTC]


Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Tennessee

Location: Oak Ridge [Y-12 National Security Complex]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


Emergency officials are closely monitoring a facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge after a chemical leak Tuesday afternoon triggered an emergency alert. According to spokesperson Steven Wyatt, the chemical is called acetonitrile. It is not radioactive, and is used in a chemical processing operation in a Y-12 purification facility. Wyatt says no employees were hurt, and they believe the spill is contained to the building where it happened. There is no reason to think there is any danger to the public.

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