Hazmat Situation Reported at Akron Business

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AKRON — Akron authorities say a business was evacuated Saturday afternoon after an unknown substance was reported.

Akron police and fire crews responded to Emerald Performance Materials at 240 West Emerling Avenue around 1:15 p.m. where officials say an unknown odor and substance were released.

It’s not known how many people were inside the business at the time; they were evacuated about two blocks away.

Homes in the area were not affected.

Crews and EPA officials are still on the scene working to identify the substance. Akron police tell us the unknown substance has been contained.

No further details were released.

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