Universal Studios facility evacuated due to chemical leak
A small chemical leak in a 15-story Universal Studios building in Los Angeles, California, forced city firefighters to evacuate the facility, reports KTLA.com.
The spill was reported around 1 p.m. Western Standard Time (WTS) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
The leak, which was originally believed to be chlorine-based, was suggested to have come from the building's air conditioning system. Los Angeles County Firefighters escorted approximately 400 workers from the building in order to follow the proper safety guidelines set in place by the city. No one was hurt.
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