Hazmat incident in New Haven at Yale said to be under control

  • Source: WTIC FOX CT
  • Published: 09/11/2017 05:15 PM

A hazmat incident at Yale University has been brought under control. The New Haven Fire Chief tweeted the incident involving chemicals was under control shortly after 5 p. m. The chemical accident occurred at the Yale University Chemical Research Building, located on 275 Prospect St. Officials said a 27-year-old student was working in one of the labs and handling different chemical mixtures, including a nitric acid mixture.. The student picked up a bottle he thought was empty, however it was not, according to officials. This bottle had traces of a lab substance containing a volatile chemical mixture – the bottle itself was also overpressured. Due to the pressure build-up, the bottle broke and splattered all over the student.


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