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Hazardous materials incident at New Balance facility in Skowhegan

Officials say there’s no need for family members of employees to worry.
New Balance Skowhegan
New Balance Skowhegan(WABI)
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 1:54 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT
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SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - Crews from multiple agencies are on scene of a hazardous materials incident at the New Balance factory on Walnut Street in Skowhegan.

We’re told that five people have been taken to the hospital. Another 25-35 others are being medically evaluated on scene.

Crews do not know what the chemical/chemicals are that caused initial symptoms of trouble breathing and burning eyes.

We are told by officials that employees will remain on scene while hazmat teams investigate what’s causing the symptoms and they are cleared.

Those directly affected are being held on buses.

Officials say there’s no need for family members of employees to worry.

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