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.
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.