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Chemical Reaction Forces Evacuation at University Buidling

A building at the University of Illinois evacuated as students learn about chemical reactions the hard way.
A building at the University of Illinois evacuated as students learn about chemical reactions the hard way.

A university spokeswoman says students accidentally poured hydrochloric acid into a waste container holding nitric acid. At least one student was splattered when the chemicals reacted.

Five students had to be decontaminated. The building should reopen for classes tomorrow.
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