October 11, 2001
Santa Clara Hall update
As a precautionary measure, California
State University, Sacramento closed Santa Clara Hall yesterday,
when an unknown powder was discovered. Initial laboratory
findings show the powder was not anthrax, plague, or other
biological agents. Full test results on the powder are expected
later this week.
Yesterday a contractor reported being exposed to an unidentified
substance. There are seven other people who may have been
exposed. The building was evacuated immediately for the safety
of students, faculty and staff. The substance was found in
an electronic and robotics lab that is under construction.
No students have had access to the lab.
City police and fire were notified and the fire department's
hazardous materials team followed normal cleanup procedures.
Students with classes in Santa Clara Hall should plan to attend
class as usual. Two rooms remain closed until the final determination
of the powder has been made.
Notices will be posted if classes are canceled. Additional
information will be posted as it becomes available.
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