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HAZMAT unit responds to situation at Banner University Medical Center

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Apr 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 19:58:36-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Fire Department's HAZMAT unit responded to a situation at Banner University Medical Center on Thursday.

Firefighters say two employees began to feel faint and nauseous as they were working inside a "clean room" or a contained environment.

They refused treatment once the fire department arrived.

This HAZMAT team has received all normal readings and are clearing the scene.

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