Acid Spill Prompts Partial Evacuation

September 12, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — King’s College officials ordered the partial evacuation of a science facility on Tuesday afternoon because of an acid spill. The sulfuric acid spill on the third floor of the Mulligan Physical Science Center was reported shortly after 1 p.m. and caused officials to close seven rooms — classrooms and laboratories — because of concerns about fumes, college spokesman John McAndrew said. No injuries were reported. A contractor was en route to clean up the spill and was expected to arrive on scene later Tuesday afternoon, McAndrew said. The facility was expected to fully reopen today. — JAMES HALPIN

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