Thursday, February 28, 2013
Hazmat team finds corn starch in envelope at Dallas business
Note: Envelopes are bad places to store corn starch.
DALLAS The Plano police department’s hazardous materials response unit is on the scene at Allied Marketing Group on Regal Row and Stemmons Freeway, where white powder was found in an envelope this morning.
But according to an operator at the building, all is well: “It was just some corn starch someone had put in an envelope.”
According to Dallas-Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans, two employees opened the envelope, and white power spilled out. (Plano’s HAZMAT unit was called out because Dallas’ is currently tied up with that gas leak near Pleasant Grove Elementary.) “They all were quarantined,” says Evans, “and the air conditioning system was shut down.”
He adds that “no one is exhibiting symptoms of being exposed to anything toxic.” Because, apparently, it was corn starch.
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