- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - An Appleton business was evacuated due to a chemical leak but no injuries were reported.

WBAY-TV reports that fire crews responded to the Appvion paper plant about 2 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a sodium hydroxide leak in the basement. The chemical can severely irritate skin, eyes and mucous membranes.

Crews were on the scene for about three hours. They shut down a city street during the incident.

The leak was blamed on a hose breaking.

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Information from: WBAY-TV, https://www.wbay.com


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