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Precautionary decontaminations after Houston mercury spill

10 months 6 days 20 hours ago Sunday, December 15 2019 Dec 15, 2019 December 15, 2019 6:40 PM December 15, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston officials say dozens of people were decontaminated as a precaution after trace amounts of mercury was spilled at three locations in the city. Fire Chief Sam Pena said at a news conference Sunday evening that the situation was under control and that crews were cleaning up the spills. Pena said one woman was taken to a hospital because she was pregnant. Between 30 and 60 people were asked to take decontamination showers as a precaution. The cause of the spills have not yet been determined.

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