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UPDATE: Dover YMCA Closed Due to Chemical Leak

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Various law enforcement agencies on the scene of the Dover YMCA chemical leak Photo: Dover Police Various law enforcement agencies on the scene of the Dover YMCA chemical leak Photo: Dover Police
A firefighter assists in the evacuation of the Dover YMCA. Photo: Dover Police A firefighter assists in the evacuation of the Dover YMCA. Photo: Dover Police
A fire truck responds to a chemical leak at the Dover YMCA. photo: Dover Police A fire truck responds to a chemical leak at the Dover YMCA. photo: Dover Police
DOVER, Del.- The Dover YMCA was evacuated Thursday due to a chemical leak inside the basement of the building, according to police.

The Dover Police Department, Dover Fire Department, and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to the scene.

Officials determined a company delivering pool chemicals accidentally mixed meuriatic acid and chlorine. That caused a reaction inside the storage area.

Everyone in the building was quickly evacuated. There were no injuries.

DNREC officials removed the materials safely. The YMCA closed for the day but should reopen Friday.
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