HFD called to waste leak at Ben Taub Hospital

HFD called to waste leak at Ben Taub Hospital

Credit: KHOU

HFD said the first firefighters on the scene found a pipe spilling liquid medical waste. The hazmat team temporarily stopped the leak.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

HOUSTON – A Houston Fire Department hazmat team was called to Ben Taub Hospital shortly after midnight Monday after a chemical spill was reported in the basement.

HFD said the first firefighters on the scene found a pipe spilling liquid medical waste. The hazmat team temporarily stopped the leak.

Officials said no patients were in danger, and no evacuations were necessary.

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