Science Experiment Leads To Hazmat Incident At Villanova - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

9 Fall Ill After Science Experiment Prompts Hazmat Incident At Villanova

Posted: Updated:
Several emergency vehicles are seen outside of a building on the Villanova campus Tuesday. Several emergency vehicles are seen outside of a building on the Villanova campus Tuesday.
Students are seen waiting outside of a building on the Villanova University campus Tuesday. Students are seen waiting outside of a building on the Villanova University campus Tuesday.
Emergency crews stand outside of Mendel Hall Tuesday. Emergency crews stand outside of Mendel Hall Tuesday.
BRYN MAWR, Pa. -

The building on the Villanova campus where a science experiment prompted a hazmat situation is expected to reopen, university officials announced.

Eight students and a faculty member were taken to the hospital Tuesday after the science experiment triggered the hazardous materials situation inside Mendel Hall on Villanova's campus.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reports the students and faculty member reported asthma-like symptoms, and one person even reported a bloody nose.

Emergency crews stood outside of the building minutes after the incident, ready for any possible patients while dozens of students waited outside.

The science experiment was being conducted as part of a freshman science class, emergency responders said.

In an alert issued Tuesday evening, the university said that emergency responders determined the situation at Mendel Hall was resolved and that classes and activities would resume Wednesday morning.

Officers were made available to students who needed to retrieve any belongings left inside at the time of the incident.

The school says local emergency responders are investigating the cause of the incident.

Scroll down below this story to see a slideshow.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices