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DEVELOPING: Hazmat situation in Stevens Point

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) - Several fire departments and what appear to be Hazmat units have been called to assist an incident in Stevens Point.

Thursday 9:35 a.m. update:

Stevens Point Fire Chief Jb Moody confirmed to News Nine there was a sulfuric acid spill at Pixelle Specialty Solutions in Stevens Point. The department called in the help of surrounding departments including the Plover Fire Department's Hazmat team. 

The scene was evaluated and the spill contained. A clean up crew was called in to clean the area and have left the scene. Moody said the public was never in any danger and the mill was not evaluated.

Authorities do not yet know what caused the spill. 

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Reporters on-scene say they can see people suiting up in Hazmat suits.

A passing firefighter did mention a chemical spill, but details are sparse at the moment.

Point HazMat Situation

Most of Wisconsin Street near the river is closed to traffic. 

Reporters on-scene say the incident is near the Pixelle Specialty Solutions plant.

The Point-Plover Metro Wire reports crews are responding to a sulfuric acid spill, but that has not been confirmed by News 9.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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