Dalhousie buildings to reopen Tuesday after chemical spill
Chemicals were spilled while being moved from one room to another, according to Halifax fire department
Dalhousie University will reopen its Chemistry and Macdonald buildings at 7 a.m. Tuesday after both were shut down Monday following a chemical spill.
Halifax Regional Fire and hazmat teams responded to the scene at a chemical storage building after five different chemicals spilled while being moved from one room to another.
The Chemistry building, the Macdonald Building and the tunnel into the Killam Library were evacuated.
One person was injured in a slip and fall and was taken to hospital with minor injuries, said Mike Blackburn, division commander for Halifax Regional Fire. The injured person was a bystander, he said.
No one involved in moving the chemicals was injured.
Firefighters have not determined what chemicals were spilled, said Blackburn.
At 7:45 p.m., Dalhousie tweeted the injured bystander was released from hospital and is fine.