HAZMAT teams responded to a bromide leak that triggered the building's fire alarms Wednesday morning. Fire officials said building occupants had undergone an evacuation drill just two weeks ago.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
HAZMAT teams responded to a bromide leak that triggered the building's fire alarms this morning. Officials say the leak does not pose a public threat, and no injuries were reported.
Update: 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 6 [Editor's note: Officials on the scene identified the incident as a bromine leak. The chemical compound was actually bromide, or Brom-T, according to the official release from the fire district. Bromide is a chemical compound that contains bromine or a bromine ion. It is considered less reactive than bromine. The references below to bromine are corrected.] Wednesday's chemical leak at a corporate office in Lisle on Warrenville Road is not deemed hazardous to the public, according to Lisle-Woodridge Fire officials. A pump failure occurred shortly before 8 a.m. in the building's mechanical room on the first floor. The failing equipment pumps water with bromide tablets throughout the corporate office's …