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West Chester Township Shelter-In-Place Order Lifted After Chemical Spill

Officials in a Cincinnati-area township have lifted a shelter-in-place order after a chemical lime spill.

West Chester Township officials say 60,000 pounds of lime spilled shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at Superior Environmental Solutions.

The spill created a dust cloud and township officials advised residents to stay indoors because lime can cause skin and eye irritation and respiratory problems. Officials also recommended that people in the area shut their doors and windows and turn off their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Some nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

Firefighters used water on the lime to turn it into steam and the scene was cleared several hours later.

There were two injuries reported.

Superior Environmental Solutions is an industrial cleaning company.


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