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HAZMAT crews investigating chemical spill in Dexter

Posted: 11:53 AM, Sep 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-16 15:53:45Z
HAZMAT crews investigating chemical spill in Dexter

HAZMAT crews are on scene investigating a chemical spill that prompted a building evacuation in Dexter.

We're told 30 gallons of dimethyl carbonate was spilled into a truck and truck bay area. The chemicals are flammable which prompted the evacuation.

According to the open chemistry database , dimethy carbonate is a clear, colorless liquid that is denser than water and slightly soluble in water. The vapors are heavier than air and it's "used to make other chemicals and as a special purpose solvent."