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July 17, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Possible chemical spill reported at Interbay business

Update at 1:43 p.m.: The Fire Department’s hazardous materials team did not locate a source of illness inside the Interbay business. Fire crews are now clearing the scene. Original post: Two people have been hospitalized after a possible chemical spill at a plumbing supply store in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood. Seattle fire Lt. Sue Stangl said department hazardous materials crews are…

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August 1, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Toxic spill less severe than first thought; some I-5 lanes reopen

A chemical spill on northbound Interstate 5 at South Holgate Street caused the shutdown of northbound lanes and a miles-long backup as the Seattle Fire Department’s hazardous-materials team figures out how to mop up a toxic, corrosive liquid that spilled from a tanker truck. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times) Some  northbound lanes of…

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March 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM

UPDATE: Chemicals sicken 3 at Seattle clinic

There is not points to locate on the map UPDATE AT 1:37 p.m.: According to Louise Maxwell of Seattle Children’s hospital, a small amount of fluid leaked from equipment used to develop X-ray film at the dental clinic at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. One staff member is currently under observation for a reaction to the fumes….

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