Chemical leak leads authorities to evacuate library

August 6, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a chemical leak led crews to evacuate people from a state library in Frankfort.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton told WKYT-TV that anhydrous ammonia was leaking Monday at the Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives building.

Frankfort Fire Chief Wayne Briscoe says the leak occurred in one room and crews were working to prevent further contamination. He said employees reported the leak after smelling the chemical.

He said the building was evacuated. People weren’t allowed to go within 330 feet of the building.

The station reports it’s not clear what caused the leak.


Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com

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