CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Fire was called to clean up a nitric acid spill at Cleveland State University Sunday afternoon, according to officials in charge.
Crews were called to East 24th Street on CSU's campus around 12:30 p.m. for reports of a chemical spill that needed neutralization.
According to Lt. Mike Norman with Cleveland Fire, HazMat officers were dispatched after half a gallon of nitric acid was spilled in a closed classroom. At this time, officials believe that the spill was an accident related to cleaning.
Nitric acid is a highly corrosive chemical compound that can cause severe burns and is considered toxic to humans.
No injuries were reported from this incident.
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