- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - An incident involving a helium cylinder has resulted in a second evacuation in one day at the University of Connecticut.

Spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz says a pressure valve became stuck on the cylinder Wednesday afternoon in the Torrey Life Science Building, creating the threat of an explosion. That building and an adjacent one were evacuated while officials worked to vent the cylinder.

No one was hurt.

The incident came several hours after part of the Information Technologies and Engineering building was evacuated because of chemical accident that sent two students to the hospital.

The students accidently disposed of some chemicals including acetone into a container that already contained other chemicals. Reitz says that caused a flash reaction and released some fumes.

Both students were evaluated and released from Windham Hospital.

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