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B R E A K I N G N E W S !Two Mercury Spills Reported In Kanawha County
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Kennie Bass
Reported: Jun. 8, 2012 11:43 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 8, 2012 12:42 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
We're learning more about two mercury spills that are believed to be related in Kanawha Count.
Eyewitness News has learned a woman brought the mercury to the Save-A-Lot on Charleston's west side Friday around 11am when she accidentally spilled some of it on the parking lot.
Right now, DNR representatives are at the Charleston store and are vacuuming that mercury up. Mercury can be dangerous if ingested or inhaled, but no one is thought to be in any danger at this time.
Meantime, more mercury has been discovered near Quality Exhaust and Brakes in South Charleston. We're told that mercury is contained.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for more on this developing story.
Emergency crews are on the scene of two different mercury spills in Kanawha County Friday morning.
Dispatchers say an unknown individual had the mercury at the Save-A-Lot in Charleston, then apparently spilled some more mercury near Quality Exhaust and Brakes in South Charleston.
Police think these cases may be related.
Charleston and South Charleston police and firefighters are on the scene at this time. We have a crew at the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.
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