U building evacuated after chemical spillby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
MINNEAPOLIS — A University of Minnesota chemistry building in Minneapolis is expected to reopen Thursday after a spill prompted an evacuation.
The university said that about three gallons of hazardous chemicals were spilled just before 3 p.m. Wednesday as they were being moved through the building.
The chemicals included acetone, mineral oil, methanol and carbon disulfide. Officials evacuated a class that was in the building at the time and closed Smith Hall for the remainder of the day.
No one was injured in the spill. Fire and safety officials, as well as police, responded to the incident.
The East Bank building is home to the U's chemistry department, glass technology services and printing services.