Police: Chemical spill in Wyoming not a danger to the public

Kent County

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A chemical spill in Wyoming is not a danger to the public, authorities say.

The spill happened Friday morning on Stafford Avenue SW north of 32nd Street SW. The Wyoming Department of Public Safety says a shipping container leaked dimethyl carbonate onto the road.

Dimethyl carbonate is a solvent and reagent that is flammable. It does not pose an airborne threat.

No one was hurt and a hazardous materials teams from Wyoming and Grand Rapids were called in to clean up the mess. The truck has been moved off of the road and a private contactor will complete the cleanup, WDPS said in a release.

Protocol calls for 150 feet around the spill to be evacuated. People at a few nearby businesses had to shelter in place; Wyoming DPS says that order was issued out of an abundance of caution.

32nd Street was narrowed to one lane in each direction while emergency crews are on the scene, but has since been reopened.

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