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Envelope of baking soda powder prompts HazMat situation at Indy OneAmerica building

Posted: 12:36 PM, Sep 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-27 16:12:03-04
HazMat investigates white powder at OneAmerica
HazMat investigates white powder at OneAmerica
HazMat investigates white powder at OneAmerica
HazMat investigates white powder at OneAmerica
HazMat investigates white powder at OneAmerica
HazMat investigates white powder at OneAmerica

INDIANAPOLIS -- An envelope full of baking soda caused a full HazMat response at the OneAmerica Tower in downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday. 

The Indianapolis Fire Department, health department and police were all called to the building shortly before 11:15 a.m. for a possible HazMat situation after an envelope filled with a "white powdery" substance was found in a mailroom

After clearing the building and using a variety of meters to test the powder, HazMat crews determined that the envelope contained baking soda. 

No one was evacuated from the building and no credible threat was found. 

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