Patient prompted hazmat call to Springfield Regional Medical Center ER

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The incident was reported just before 5 p.m. on a report that a white powder or substance someone brought in is making people ill.

The patient is stable and no one was evacuated, the official, Nanette Bentley, the hospital system’s public relations director, said.

The hazmat unit was called out of caution, to evaluate the compound, she said.

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