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Grafton Chemical Spill Creates Vapor Cloud

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Vapor rises from a building at 86 Westboro Road Friday. (Photo credit Sandy Quadros Bowles/Grafton Patch)

Vapor rises from a building at 86 Westboro Road Friday. (Photo credit Sandy Quadros Bowles/Grafton Patch)

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GRAFTON (CBS) – A chemical spill at a business complex created a potentially dangerous vapor cloud late Friday morning.

It happened at Dana Transport, a trucking company, on Westboro Road (Route 30) around 11:15 a.m.

According to town administrator Timothy McInerney, nitric acid spilled inside the building, mixed with other chemicals, created a vapor cloud and leaked outside.

No one was hurt.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports

McInerney said buildings within a tenth-of-a-mile radius of the spill and the North Grafton Elementary School were evacuated as a precaution.

Students were taken to Grafton Elementary School.

A woman who lives on Waterville Street, near the site of the spill, told WBZ-TV she was not evacuated and no longer sees the cloud outside.

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