Hazmat Team Called to Joshua Tree

Park employees sick; package investigated

Mar 22, 2012
Outside
Outside Magazine

Eleven people working in the mail room at Joshua Tree National Park in California were decontaminated on Wednesday after several mail-room employees became ill. A hazmat team and local fire officials responded to park headquarters on Wednesday afternoon after park workers reported symptoms ranging from skin irritation to trouble breathing. Officials have isolated a package that they believe cause the reaction but have not yet identified any dangerous substances. No park visitors were exposed.

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