University of Colorado building reopens after chemical spill
The University of Colorado Engineering Center closed temporarily on March 20, 2012, after a student dropped a 100-milliliter glass bottle of acryloyl chloride, according to Colorado Daily. The chemical spill was reported around 11 a.m., but the Boulder County Hazardous Materials Team eliminated the health threat in roughly five hours.
Cleanup professionals evacuated the building as a precaution. Acryloyl chloride can cause skin irritation and eye damage, but quick environmental cleanup eliminated long-term injury concerns. The news source reports some pupils suffered eye irritation, and four students were evaluated, but did not require medical attention.
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