West Side lab evacuated after chemical container leaked hazardous substance, Madison authorities say

  • Source: Wisconsin State Journal - Metered Site
  • Published: 07/15/2022 12:00 AM

A West Side lab was evacuated Tuesday morning after a chemical container leaked a hazardous substance, the Madison Fire Department reported. The evacuation of Mirus Bio, 5602 Research Park Blvd., began after the container holding a chemical known to be toxic and flammable became compromised, causing a leak and chemical vapors reportedly to waft through the hallways and to another floor via the building’s ventilation system, Fire Department spokesperson Cynthia Schuster said in a statement. Ladder 2 activated the building’s fire alarm to prompt a full and complete evacuation and the department’s Hazardous Incident Team was called to the scene, Schuster said. The chemical leak was contained by chemists at the lab prior to HIT entering the building.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe