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Emergency Hazmat Incident in Roseville

Emergency crews responded to a hazardous material incident at the Western Placer Waste Management Authority Regional Sanitary Landfill and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Roseville this afternoon.

The incident began about 12:30 when two employees of the facility came into contact with an unknown substance while working on a conveyor belt in the recycling area of the MRF. The employees experienced skin irritation and watering eyes and were transported by ambulance to the Sutter Regional Medical Facility in Roseville for precautionary reasons.

Nortech, the company that operates the facility for the Waste Management Authority, evacuated the building. Emergency crews responded and the building was opened up and ventilated, or dry decontaminated. Crews conducted air testing in the building and nothing unusual was detected. Additionally, testing of the building detected nothing unusual in the waste in the building.

Agencies that responded to the incident include CAL FIRE, Placer County Fire, Roseville Fire Department’s Hazardous Material team, Placer County Environmental Health, and Placer County Office of Emergency Services.

The incident was over shortly after 4 p.m.

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