Unknown substance sickens dozens in Newark

Unknown substance sickens dozens in Newark
Creepy hazmat situation in the West Ward.

Emergency responders were called around 11:25 a.m. to the six-family, three-floor apartment building at 521 S. 17th St. after residents complained of light headedness, sore throats and itchy eyes. The building was evacuated.

The city’s Hazmat team is investigating. A crew from PSE&G was called, but determined that natural gas was not leaking into the building, said John Brown, a spokesman for the Newark Fire Department. Authorities also checked 281 16th Ave., a community center near the apartment complex, but found nothing that would have caused the problem.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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