Three Taken to Hospital, Residents Evacuated in Meriden Hazmat Situation
Residents of 81 apartments at the Wilcox Apartments on South Main Street in Middletown were evacuated after three workers cleaning the grounds at the complex were taken to a hospital when they were exposed to an unknown substance. A plastic container, about 30 gallons, broke when they tried to move it, releasing a vapor cloud. Residents were taken to the nearby Woodrow Wilson Middle School.
The state called a specialist in environmental cleanup. They were trying to determine the nature of the substance before moving it.