Mercury Spill In Central Kentucky Doctor's Office

Emergency workers remained on the scene into early this morning, cleaning up a mercury spill at a doctor's office in Winchester.

Firefighters say a blood pressure monitor broke Monday at the Chamberlain Clinic, causing the spill.

No one was injured and the office was evacuated.

Workers were called in to decontaminate the building on Bypass Road.

It's uncertain if the office will be open today.

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  • by Rodney Location: Louisville on Oct 2, 2007 at 07:43 AM
    You think that's something! I witnessed a mercury spill just like this one about 8 yrs. ago at Frankfort Career Development Center, a Kentucky state prison in Frankfort and the nurse in charge covered it up. There was even a guard that got some of it on his watch and ring and it turned the gold to silver! The nurse told him it would wear off eventually. So what's the big deal with mercury?


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