- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal authorities have responded to a chemical spill in a building at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge.

Federal spokesman Steven Wyatt told the Knoxville News Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1yZtnWq) that the chemical acetonitrile, which is a flammable and toxic solvent, was spilled Tuesday morning at the Purification Facility. He said employees were evacuated from the building and no injuries were reported.

Wyatt said the chemical was contained in the “affected area.”

The newspaper reports the National Nuclear Security Administration and its Y-12 contractor, Consolidated Nuclear Security, responded to the incident.


Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com

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