Hazmat Team Called to Joshua Tree
Park employees sick; package investigated
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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.
Read more at The Los Angeles Times