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Honors Hall at University of Alabama evacuated due to potentially hazardous material

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 3:27 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 5:37 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The University of Alabama has sent out an alert saying Honors Hall has been evacuated out of an abundance of caution because of a potentially hazardous material found in a storage room.

Officials with the University of Alabama say the material that caused the evacuation is a chemical that is commonly used in laboratories. The chemical can be dangerous if dried out and not moved properly.

Emergency officials removed the chemical, and will destroy it in an isolated area.

Officials say a loud boom might be heard on campus, but there is no danger to the community.

No injuries are reported.

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