Chemical spill in 66/68 basement


Around 6 p.m. this evening, a hazardous chemical spill took place in the basement between buildings 66 and 68. The chemical is believed to be acetonitrile. The spill is not serious (Cambridge Fire has categorized it as a “class 1″ spill, the least serious type).

Buildings 66, 68, and E17 were evacuated.

MIT Police, MIT Facilities, Cambridge Fire, and MIT Environmental Health & Safety all responded. The spill is believed to be contained and there are no known injuries, as of 8 p.m.

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One Response to Chemical spill in 66/68 basement

  1. Andrew Farrell says:

    The main problem was that it was in a hallway, which means that it is in a public area, rather than a lab is ventilated with negative pressure relative to the hallway.

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