Hazmat situation contained at VA Hospital in University City

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Officials say the hazmat situation at the VA Hospital in University City has been placed under control. Watch this report from April 30, 2017.

Officials say the hazmat situation at the VA Hospital in University City has been placed under control.

It happened Sunday in the basement of the VA Hospital.
The Hospital issued the following statement:

On Sunday, April 30, an Ethylene Oxide (ETO) detection alarm activated in the Sterile Processing Service (SPS) area of the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center at 5:00 p.m. ETO has not been in use at the facility since October 2016. The alarm was a false alarm, and we are investigating what triggered it. There was never any danger of a health risk to patients, staff or visitors to the facility. Staff in the SPS area was evacuated as a safety precaution.


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