UAH Materials Science, Optics Buildings briefly evacuated following chemical spill

The evacuations were due to a chemical release in the area.
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 11:01 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 12:11 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The University of Alabama Huntsville evacuated two buildings following a chemical release Wednesday morning.

According to a UAH spokesperson, the Materials Science Building and Optics Building were evacuated due to a chemical spill in a single lab, and no injuries were reported.

The UAH Office of Environmental Health and Safety and Huntsville Fire & Rescue’s Hazardous Materials Team responded to the spill.

Both buildings have reopened and normal on-campus operations have resumed.

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