university of alberta rutherford library evacuated after chemical spill - chemical spill absorbent
On Tuesday, after a chemical leak in the basement of southern Rutherford, evening study courses at the University of Alberta campus Rutherford Library were interrupted. About 5: 15. m.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Center responded to your report on the safety of chemical odors, with customers in some libraries feeling shortness of breath.
Meanwhile, North Rutherford and South Rutherford were evacuated by campus security personnel.
"No risk has been determined.
"No injuries," fire spokesman Holly Bud said Tuesday night . " He added that one person was inspected by EMS on site but was not taken to hospital.
Fire investigators determined that the culprit was zirconium silicate, a chemical used for manufacturing and sometimes for ceramics or cement. Short-
Prolonged exposure to zirconium stimulates the eyes and skin and causes cough and sneezing if inhaled.
The staff cleared the site before 7: 43, Budd said. m.
A's U went to social media to let students know that both North Rutherford and South Rutherford will be closed for the night, and suggested that students who are keen to return to books move to the Cameron Library for the rest of the evening.
The university also recommends that valuables left during evacuation can be collected at the library service desk at 8 in the morning. m.
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