An environmental health and safety alert has been issued regarding an abandoned flammable chemical found Monday by grounds personnel on the R4 level of the Morrison Hall parking ramp.
The container was not labeled, and neither grounds nor mechanical maintenance staff had knowledge of the material.
After ensuring the container was intact and sealed, university EH&S staff removed the container from the ramp and transported it to a secure storage area. Testing of the material showed it to be a highly flammable hydrocarbon, most likely gasoline. Arrangements have been made for proper disposal of the material.
The presence of a highly flammable material stored in an unsafe container in a public area created both a potential fire and environmental hazard.
Assistance from the UST community is requested in regard to potentially hazardous waste: