Hazmat incident closes recycling facility in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fire officials say hazmat crews were called to Lexington’s recycling facility after a hazardous chemical was discovered in the building Tuesday afternoon.

The Lexington Fire Department says crews responded to the Lexington-Fayette Urban City Government Recycling Facility on Thompson Road around 2:40 p.m.

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Fire officials say a small amount of muriatic acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, was found.

They say two people were checked out at the scene as a precaution, but no injuries were reported.

Employees left the building shortly before the normal 3:30 closing time so hazmat teams could work.

The facility is expected to be opened and operating on a normal schedule Wednesday.