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Easton Memorial Hospital's ER Reopened After Hazmat Situation

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EASTON, Md.- Authorities say Easton Memorial Hospital's emergency room had to be temporarily shut down Tuesday morning due to a hazmat situation.

Talbot County Emergency Services Director Clay Stamp said that at around 4:30 a.m., a battery on a computer cart exploded and emitted an odor. Stamp said there were no major injuries.

"At no time was the hospital closed, just the emergency department was closed. The rest of the hospital was isolated. The hvac system was shut down to prevent the spread of the odor," said Stamp.

During the hazmat situation, inbound emergency patients were sent to Dorchester General in Cambridge at the Queen Anne's Emergency Center for treatment.  

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