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Hydrogen fluoride leak forces evacuation of downtown Vancouver building

Source: Global News | February 5th, 2013
Industry type: Chemical Industry

Several people were sent to hospital after a hazardous material scare in downtown Vancouver yesterday.

Crews discovered a hydrogen fluoride leak in the building around noon.

Eight people reported feeling ill and five were examined in hospital as a precaution.

All of them are now doing fine.

Police evacuated the building and closed Homer Street between Helmcken and Nelson Streets while they searched for the cause of the leak.