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Chlorine/Mix Release at 77 West West Wacker Building on Wacker Drive, Chicago — Level II Hazmat

Fri October 13 2017 11:43 am  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=85354
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Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:00 AM Friday October 13, 2017 to a report of a chemical smell and chemical release from a chemical reaction involving chlorine in a cleaning process., 77 West Wacker Drive Chicago, Il. Police and firefighters responded to a report of a chemical smell and chemical release from a chemical reaction involving chlorine in a cleaning process.

A fire crew on arrival reported a chlorine leak and requested a Level I Hazmat at 10:01 a.m.

WIND SW 8 MPH

An EMS Plan 1 requested on orders of A42 at 10:05 a.m.

Two patients were initially transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital; later a total of six patients were transported Code Yellow. There was one person that refused any medical treatment.

Traffic was blocked in both directions for Lower Wacker Drive by 10:08 a.m. Upper Wacker Drive was also closed in the area.

Battalion 1 reported 5 gallons of chlorine and 5 gallons of acid were mixed on the roof or near the roof on the top floor of the building.

Battalion 1 later reported a 55 gallon chlorine drum with an inhibitor had been washed out, and a chemical reaction occurred.

Engine 107’s crew brought the oxygen bus 8-8-11 to the scene.

Building use is OK, according to Chicago Fire Department — reported CFD Media at 11:10 a.m.

The 77 West Wacker Building is the former United Airlines and Continental Airlines headquarter. United (now merged with Continental Airlines) operates in a headquarters that occupies about 20 floors in Willis Tower.

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STAGING: Lake and Dearborn for Hazmat and EMS

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