West Virginia University students, faculty and staff in the Engineering Research Building on the Evansdale Campus are being sent home for the day (Tuesday, Oct. 22) as a precaution after a chemical accident inside one of the laboratories.
Permit holders in Area 40 also need to vacate that parking area by moving their vehicles to another lot. Area 40 permit holders also may go home for the day.
There are no injuries. No other buildings or facilities are affected. University Environmental, Health & Safety representatives are on-site, as well as University Police and Facilities personnel.
Additional resources are also en route from the West Virginia State Police, Morgantown Fire and Police Departments, as well as the Fire Marshal’s Office to assist with removing some materials from the building out of an abundance of caution.
The University anticipates the building and students, faculty and staff will report as usual tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 23) morning.
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