Chemical Leak Forces Hospital Evacuation

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Fairbury, Nebraska hospital was back in business Saturday after being evacuated Friday afternoon because of a chemical leak.

Jefferson Community Health Center south of Lincoln was evacuated after a hazardous-materials unit discovered a chemical leak in the hospital's laundry room.

Assisted living and long-term care tenants were taken to a nearby church after the leak of the unidentified chemical. Four patients were taken to other health care facilities.

Hospital spokeswoman Lana Likens said the chemical had fully dissipated by 8 p.m. and the facility reopened later Friday night.

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