Hazmat crews dispatched to clean chemical spill in Ladue - KMOV.com

Hazmat crews dispatched to clean chemical spill in Ladue

(KMOV.com) -- Hazardous material crews were dispatched following a chemical spill at a jewelry story in Ladue, Missouri.

According to officials, the spill happened around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Albarre Jewelry store.  According to the Ladue police chief, the chemical spilled was Sodium Cyanide.  The chemical was being stored at the jewelry store.  The chemical was once used for cleaning jewelry, but has since been outlawed.

An employee at the jewelry store was cleaning when they accidently knocked the quart size bottle of the chemical off of a shelf.  The store owner called authorities and a Hazmat crew was dispatched a short time later. 

Police were forced to close the westbound lanes of Clayton Road near Conway as a safety precaution.  Clayton Road has since reopened.

The jewelry store is located in a small strip mall along Clayton Road.  All the businesses in that mall have been evacuated and are expected to be closed for the remainder of the day.

According to police, a UPS driver were checked out at the scene, but appeared to be alright.

 

 

Hazmat crews were dispatched to the area after an unknown amount of cyanide was spilled.

Police have closed the westbound lanes of Clayton Road near Conway in Ladue so crews can work safely.

It is unclear how the spill happened or how much cyanide was spilled.  Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for the latest developments.

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