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Crews Respond To Hazardous Chemical Spill In North Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Emergency crews responded to a warehouse in North Nashville after reports of a hazardous chemical spill Monday afternoon.

Crews responded to the scene at 3326 Briley Park Boulevard South just before 5 p.m. Monday. The facility at this location is owned by Vanderbilt University.

A malfunction in one of the building's systems that is used to sterilize medical instruments caused a leak of ethylene oxide.

The chemical is flammable and potentially dangerous. As a precaution the building was evacuated.

"The odds are good it's already evaporated, but we can't be sure, so we're treating it as if it were the worst case scenario. Hopefully it's not, but we're treating it as if it were the worst case scenario," said Jim Holmes with the Nashville Fire Department.

No one was injured during the spill.

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