Mercury spill at Georgia Piedmont College - CBS46 News

Mercury spill at Georgia Piedmont College

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CLARKSTON, GA (CBS46) -

Crews responded to a mercury spill at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

DeKalb Fire and EMS arrived at the Clarkston campus around 4 p.m. Monday.

The spill happened in a hallway of building C.

A spokesperson for the college says 11 people were exposed and three will definitely have to be decontaminated. The rest will be tested.

Mercury can irritate the skin and pose a danger if it is inhaled.

The college is currently between semesters, so no classes were going on at the time.

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