Cleaning chemical temporarily shuts post office down in Florida

The Aloma Post Office in Winter Park, Florida, closed temporarily after a small chemical spill. Orange County Fire Rescue officials noted the leak was likely cleaning fluid, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

The post office was evacuated on March 24, 2012, when some of the 21 employees began coughing and complaining of a burning sensation in their throats.

A hazmat team was called in to evaluate the spill, which was approximately 2-feet in diameter and located in the mail-sorting room, the news source reports. After a quick evaluation, officials determined the chemical to be a mineral oil-based substance used as a cleaning solution.

The spill was soaked up, and the post office reopened later in the day.

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