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2008-08-02 15:00:19

By Rob Young, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Aug. 2--A toxic chemical spill Friday forced about 20 employees to evacuate a Yuba City packaging firm. Steve Steckbauer, an official at Deluxe Packages, 800 N. Walton Ave., said a 55-gallon drum containing a catalyst for adhesives ruptured with a "boom" about 9:30 a.m. Steckbauer estimated about 20 gallons of the chemical spilled from the drum, which he said was connected to a pumping system. Yuba City firefighters and police...


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