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Natural Sciences Building reopens

Status Update: July 9, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Emergency crews have reopened the Natural Sciences Building and have deemed it safe to reenter.  The building was evacuated at 6:15 p.m. this evening after a small-scale chemical reaction caused the release of smoke in a 5 floor lab.  There were no injuries and no damage to the lab.  

The incident was first reported as a fire but emergency crews quickly determined there was no fire.

Responders from UB’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety say the incident likely resulted from reaction of nitric acid within a chemical-waste receptacle in the lab.  The incident is contained and poses no danger to campus community.

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