Suspicious powder found in Glendale Heights warehouse
Hazardous materials teams responded Friday to a report of a suspicious black powdery substance in a Glendale Heights warehouse, but investigators said the material posed no danger.
Authorities said an employee at Creative Recycling, 237 Windy Point, opened a small box containing the black powder about 1:15 p.m. in the company warehouse. After the box was open, the employee found a label describing the contents as "depleted uranium."
Glendale Heights police and Glenside Fire Protection District crews were called at 1:32 p.m. and took steps to contain the material. A Hazmat Assistance Team that includes members from the West Chicago, Carol Stream, Lombard, Oak Brook and Addison fire departments also was called and provided decontamination measures for the employee who was taken to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital as a precaution.
The unidentified powder was determined not to be a threat, authorities said, and was removed by a member of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
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