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The Genome Sciences building at the University of Washington was evacuated yesterday evening due to a chemical spill, reports the school's paper, The Daily. The Seattle Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Walsh says that a shelf in a chemical storage cabinet broke. "There was a variety of products that broke and spilled together, some formaldehyde and some unknown products," Walsh tells The Daily.

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