Community Health Center in New Britain evacuated - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Community Health Center in New Britain evacuated

Posted: Updated:

The Community Health Center in New Britain reopened Wednesday afternoon after being evacuated because of a chemical spill.

The facility on Lafayette Street was evacuated after formocresol, which is used in dentistry, spilled around 12:45 p.m.

Police and firefighters as well as officials from Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection remain on the scene to make sure the chemical is disposed of properly.

"The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority," officials from the Community Health Center said in a statement.

It does not appear that anyone was injured during the incident.

The Community Health Center reopened just before 3 p.m.

No other information was released.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WGGB/WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.