HAZMAT called to UNC campus

June 16, 2010 9:02:08 PM PDT
A HAZMAT crew was called to a gas leak on UNC Chapel Hill's campus Wednesday.Crews were called to the 100 block on Mason Farm Road around 6 p.m. when officials say someone in a chemistry lab accidentally mixed two chemicals that produced a small amount of chlorine gas.

The cloud of chlorine gas was contained to a lab room inside the Medical Bimolecular Research Building.

Chapel Hill officials say the leak originated on the sixth floor of the nine-story building and it was evacuated.

One person drove himself to the emergency room as a precaution, after experiencing mild respiratory symptoms. He is expected to be okay.

The fire department and UNC Health and Safety crews stayed at the scene until the area was cleared.

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