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Today HAZMAT USA State of Illinois, Woodridge [83rd Street and near Interstate 355] Damage level
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HAZMAT in USA on Friday, 25 January, 2013 at 05:59 (05:59 AM) UTC.

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A condominium building in Woodridge was evacuated Thursday after authorities discovered a small amount of the toxic chemical potassium cyanide, police said. Woodridge Police Chief Ken Boehm said police were asked to conduct a well-being check at the four-unit building near 83rd Street and Interstate 355. While inside one of the units, authorities discovered the potassium cyanide. Boehm said he didn’t know exactly how much of the chemical was found but said it wasn’t a lot. The building was evacuated temporarily, and the chemical was contained and removed from the building by responding emergency personnel, Boehm said. No one was injured. No other information was available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website said: “Potassium cyanide releases hydrogen cyanide gas, a highly toxic chemical asphyxiant that interferes with the body’s ability to use oxygen. Exposure to potassium cyanide can be rapidly fatal.”

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