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Chemical Spill Prompts Evacuation At MSU

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People have returned to buildings that were briefly evacuated at Michigan State University because of complaints of a strange odor.

Campus police responded to suspicions of a natural gas leak around 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The smell prompted them to evacuate Farral, Erickson, Olds Hall, the Administration building, and the main library. Those buildings were evacuated as a precaution, while fire and safety personnel monitored air quality.

But campus police spokeswoman Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor says the smell came from a bottle that broke inside the Chemistry Building and vented outside through a fume hood.

She says the bottle had a substance that would smell the same as a gas leak. She says the odor is non-hazardous.

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