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Harrisonburg Facility Evacuated Due to Hazardous Materials Spill

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Harrisonburg Fire Department
Press Release

On November 29, 2012 at 3:08 a.m. the Harrisonburg Fire Department responded to 810 North Main Street for a report of a hazardous materials emergency.

Firefighters evacuated the facility and have contained a spill of approximately 25 gallons of an adhesive that contains several highly flammable substances, including toluene. The product was contained to a storage room in the facility.

Investigators determined that a fitting on a transfer pump failed and caused the release.  The situation was under control and firefighters remained on the scene for a short period of time.

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