ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Operations inside the University of Michigan Cancer Center are back to normal after a hazardous materials incident Tuesday afternoon inside a research area.
U-M Public Safety Spokeswoman Diane Brown explained what happened:
“It was determined that a solvent, that is often used in our research environment, had been put into an autoclave machine, which does sterilization and it created a tremendous odor,” said Brown.
The solvent, a cleaner, was contained — so there was never any exposure — but as a precaution the building was evacuated of non-essential personnel.
Four researchers did seek medical evaluation as precaution and were quickly released.