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Chemical release prompts hazmat response at Bellin Hospital

Hazmat response at Bellin Hosptial
Posted at 1:02 PM, Jul 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-03 17:41:30-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — A chemical reaction in a basement lab room at Bellin Hospital prompted a hazmat response Monday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the hospital around 10:03 a.m. for the report of people coughing with irritated eyes, according to Green Bay Metro Fire Department Public Information Officer Lt. Shauna Walesh.

Fire officials say the incident was contained to the lab after all air duct managing systems were closed, isolating the reaction from the rest of the hospital.

No one needed to be treated for any injuries, and symptoms were resolved after the staff members left the lab, according to Walesh. No patients or general public were affected.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department reports the released the chemical release came from a drain for a piece of equipment in the hospital.