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Chemical spill leads to evacuation of businesses

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People employed in the St. Croix Ventures commercial building on Livingstone Road in Hudson got an unscheduled afternoon off from work Friday, Jan. 23 while a hazardous materials cleanup firm dealt with a spill of dichloromethane.


An employee at Overseal Color Inc., 1632 Livingstone Road, told the Hudson Fire Department that a four-liter bottle of the chemical shattered when he attempted to pick it up off the floor.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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