Base partially evacuated Hazmat situation, suspicious package reported at Scott Illinois Air Force Base


Breaking: Hazmat situation, suspicious package reported at Scott Air Force Base --People hospitalized with rash --Scott Air Force Base partially evacuated 31 Aug 2011 (Ill.) Three people have been taken to a hospital, and emergency responders are decontaminating more than a dozen people at Scott Air Force base after they were exposed to an unknown chemical that smells like sulfur. This began after a suspicious package was found on the base. Keith Long, a training chief for the Scott Air Force Base fire department, confirmed the "hazardous materials situation" but declined to offer specifics.


Illinois Air Force base partially evacuated after suspicious package received --Base broadcasting alerts via its sound-system to warn personnel to avoid post office and west side of base 31 Aug 2011 An Air Force Base in southern Illinois was partially evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious package was received in the facility's mailroom. Three people from Scott Air Force Base were taken to the hospital for possible chemical exposure while thirteen were being decontaminated, a statement on the base's website said. Emergency crews, including a hazardous materials team, were called to the base, located 15 miles (25 km) east of St. Louis after the package was received in its mail room. It was unclear if the package was leaking or explosive, a base spokesman told KTVI-TV.

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Comment by truth on September 1, 2011 at 9:24am

Tests turn up nothing at Illinois Air Force base

Two workers for the U.S. Postal Service and an Air Force serviceman at Scott Air Force Base developed respiratory or skin reactions around 9 a.m. in reaction to something in the mail room, according to base commander Col. Michael Hornitschek. The incident led to the evacuation of parts of the facility.


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