William & Mary

Construction Incident

July 14, 2016

The William & Mary Emergency Management sent this final update at 3:02 p.m. regarding the construction incident at Zable Stadium:

Dear William & Mary Community:

This is an update, our last, to the messages regarding yesterday's chlorine spill in the pump room at Zable Stadium.

An environmental hygienist and crew that specializes in HazMat spills will remediate the last bit of chlorine residue where the broken pipe and leak occurred. We have just learned that this final cleanup may not be completed until later this week or weekend. In the meantime, the pump room will remain closed off and restricted to others until this cleanup is completed. As we said earlier, all other areas around Zable and campus are back to normal operations. Thank you for your patience.

Sam Jones, chair

William & Mary Emergency Management Team

The William & Mary Emergency Management sent this update at 11:05 a.m. regarding the construction incident at Zable Stadium:

Dear William & Mary community:

Good morning. Fire and HazMat crews completed their cleanup of a chlorine spill in a pump room of Zable Stadium last evening. The room where this occurred is still undergoing some additional cleaning this morning and the immediate area in Zable remains restricted, otherwise campus and access are back to normal. As we said yesterday, there is no danger on the broader campus or in the surrounding community.

We will send one last message once authorities have given us the remaining "all clear" for the Zable spaces, which we do anticipate later today.

Deborah Cheesebro, Chief

William & Mary Police Department



July 13, 2016

The William & Mary Emergency Management sent this update at 7:03 p.m. regarding the construction incident at Zable Stadium:

This is an update to the earlier message about a broken pipe and chemical odor at the Zable Stadium construction site. The chemical has been identified as chlorine.

First responders remain on scene with local, regional and state HazMat crews assessing the incident. Cleanup is in progress and is expected to take several hours. Again, no broad danger to campus, though authorities continue to advise that people avoid the area of Zable Stadium out of caution.

We will update campus when the area has been cleared.

Sam Jones, Chair

William & Mary Emergency Management Team

The William & Mary Emergency Management Team sent this message to campus at 4:22 p.m. -

Please be aware that a broken pipe at the Zable construction site has caused a chemical odor. Please avoid the area at this time. Fire and HazMat are on scene. No broad danger to campus.