- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Potentially hazardous material discovered Monday at the Charles County government building at 200 Baltimore St. in La Plata was contained to one room and later determined to be of no danger.
Just before 11 a.m., Charles County emergency personnel went to the building when someone reported unidentified hazardous material.
According to information provided by Charles County government spokeswoman Crystal Hunt, the unidentified substance was located in the treasurer’s office and two people were exposed and evaluated.
The office was closed off after the incident and those inside evacuated.
Hunt said the remainder of the building was not evacuated during the incident.
Around 12:30 p.m., Hunt said, the hazardous materials team had done several tests on the substance and all came up negative for hazardous material. All of those who had been evacuated were allowed back in the building.
Hunt said in this day and age, “We’re all on high alert,” as there have been incidents across the country involving hazardous materials.
“We take all calls seriously and always do a thorough testing by the hazardous materials team.”
Hunt said this time, fortunately, “nothing that was hazardous was found.”