Los Alamos sends reverse-911 call warning residents — People told to stay indoors — Container released unknown gas — Caused “flash” on contact with air — Roads closed, Hazmat team dispatched to Material Disposal Area B

Published: March 15th, 2012 at 12:49 am ET
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UPDATED HERE: 'Developing Story' at Los Alamos: "No timetable for any release of details concerning what the substance actually was" -- Even newspaper got automated 911 call -- Businesses on DP Road still waiting for all-clear -- Advised to shelter in place

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Title: Incident during LANL Cleanup
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican
Author: Anne Constable
Date: March 14, 2012

Hazardous waste workers inside a sealed enclosure at Los Alamos National Laboratory drilled into an old container releasing an unknown gas that flashed on contact with the air, according to Kevin Roark a laboratory spokesperson [...]

A hazardous materials team was dispatched to Material Disposal Area B [...]

A Los Alamos County emergency official sent out a reverse-911 telephone call warning residents. DP Road across from the dump was closed, and occupants of businesses along the road were asked to stay inside. No injuries were reported and an all-clear was sounded about two hours later. [...]

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h/t Anonymous tip

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