Evacuated University of Illinois building reopened

A University of Illinois building was evacuated after a chemical reaction splattered at least one student.

According to a report by the Champaign Urbana News Gazette five students had to be decontaminated after a chemical reaction on Tuesday, November 12, 2013; firefighters were called to the building before 4 p.m.

According to the report, a university spokeswoman said that some students mistakenly put hydrochloric acid into a container that contained nitric acid, causing a chemical reaction. At least one student was reportedly splattered.

It is unknown if they were taken to the hospital.

The building was reopened on Wednesday.

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