COLUMBIA — A hazardous materials spill at Lafferre Hall at MU drew emergency responders and environmental and health services officials for a cleanup on Wednesday evening. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters responded to the call at about 8 p.m. at the building at 416 S. Sixth St. A glass container in a lab ruptured and spilled material on the floor, according to a news release from the fire department.
The hazardous materials, which were not identified in the news release, were determined not to cause an "immediate threat to safety," and were contained within the lab space. About a half-gallon of the material was spilled.
Research assistant Dan Howard discovered the spill while in the building, but the cause of the spill is under investigation. Officials from MU Environmental Health and Safety will investigate further, according to a news release from the MU News Bureau.
The lab will be closed until MU Environmental Health and Safety officials conduct a secondary check of the lab Thursdy morning.