MORGANTOWN, W.VA. (WDTV) — UPDATE 10/22/2018 @ 8:00 p.m.
The “all clear” has been given for the Engineering Research Building that had been evacuated, according to the WVU Alert Twitter page.
The affected chemicals have been removed from the lab. Operations in the building will now resume as normal.
UPDATE 10/22/2018 @ 2:45 p.m.
West Virginia University students, faculty and staff in the Engineering Research Building were sent home Tuesday as a precaution after a chemical accident inside one of the laboratories.
According to a press release from WVU, permit holders in Area 40 also need to leave that parking area by moving their cars to another lot. Permit holders may also go home for the day.
There are no injuries, and no other buildings or facilities are affected, according to WVU. University Environmental, Health & Safety representatives are on-site, as well as University Police and Facilities personnel.
West Virginia State Police, Morgantown Fire and Police Departments are on their way, according to the press release. West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is also on their way to assist with removing some materials from the building out of an abundance of caution.
The University anticipates the building and students, faculty and staff will report as usual Wednesday.
According to the WVU Alert Twitter page, people in the Engineering Research Building are being asked to leave due to a lab chemical accident precaution.
They go on to say there are no injuries and no reason to believe any other buildings were affected.
Officials will be on scene to remove chemical materials from the building.
People parked in Area 40 are also being asked to leave.