FAIRBURY — A small southeastern Nebraska hospital is back in business after being evacuated because of a chemical leak.
Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury — south of Lincoln — was evacuated Friday afternoon after a hazardous-materials unit discovered a chemical leak in the hospital’s laundry room.
Assisted-living and long-term-care tenants were taken to a nearby church after the leak of the unidentified chemical. Four hospital patients also were taken to other health care facilities.
Hospital spokeswoman Lana Likens said the chemical had fully dissipated by 8 p.m. Friday. The hospital reopened later Friday night. — AP
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