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Update: Sweeney Hall is reopened after acid spill
ISU's Sweeney Hall reopened at 3:10 p.m. today (Aug. 27) after an acid spill in a third-floor laboratory was neutralized and the immediate area was cleaned.
The building was evacuated over the noon hour following a hydrochloric acid spill in room 3132. No injuries were reported.
According to Ross Behling, a graduate student in charge of the lab, another student was pouring the acid from a glass bottle when it slipped from her grasp and shattered onto the floor. Behling estimated there were approximately two to three liters of hydrochloric acid remaining in the four-liter bottle when it spilled.
Crews from ISU Police, Ames Fire Department and Hazmat, ISU's Environmental Health and Safety, and Mary Greeley Medical Center responded at the scene.
Sweeney Hall has reopened after an acid spill was neutralized in a laboratory on the third floor.