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Chemical Spill Prompts Level 2 HazMat Response At Tootsie Roll Factory In Ford City

July 10, 2019 - 7:19 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A chemical spill at a Tootsie Roll factory on Wednesday prompted a Level 2 hazardous materials response in Ford City on the Southwest Side.

Fire officials received a call about a pipe leak about 3:10 a.m. at the factory in the 7400 block of South Cicero Avenue, the Chicago Fire Department said.

A corrosive agent was found leaking from the pipe and the immediate area was evacuated, fire officials said.

The spill has been contained and HazMat crews are now working to determine the exact amount of the leakage, fire officials said. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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