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Chemical Leak Forces Evacuation of 600 Workers

Chemical Leak Forces Evacuation of 600 Workers



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A leak in a large tank holding hydrogen peroxide has forced the evacuation of 600 people this morning at a warehouse on the west side of Salt Lake City.

One person has been taken to the hospital with symptoms of exposure at the warehouse, located about 3880 West and 1820 South. It's believed to be a Mormon chuch-owned distribution center.

Symptoms include a sore throat, headache, but fire department spokesman Dennis McKone says it's nothing that would be considered life-threatening.

Fire officials say a there's a small crack in the tank holding the chemical. Hazardous material teams from Salt Lake City and West Valley City are on scene to mitigate the problem.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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