Chemical Leak on BYU Campus, No Damage


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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A chemical leak early this morning at Brigham Young University temporarily shut down a campus road.

School officials say East Campus Drive was closed for more than two hours this morning while Hazmat crews cleaned up the leak.

It happend around five a-m in the heating plant on campus. That's when a B-Y-U spokeswoman says a gasket on a valve malfunctioned and caused a highly diluted mixture of hydrochloric acid and water to leak.

School officials say Hazmat crews had to cleaned up hundreds of gallons of the mixture, which is used to soften the school's water.

No damage was reported and no nearby building had to be evacuated.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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