Hazmat scare reported at the Blue Grass Army Depot

No injuries were reported Monday after a quality assurance inspector observed a bright orange substance on the floor of a large metal storage container at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky.
According to officials, the inspectors could not initially determine if the substance was a powder, liquid or solid and based on standard operating procedure, they immediately called the BGAD Fire Department, which identified the substance as a chemical-based cleaning agent, MSNBC reports.
The fire officials treated the situation as a hazmat incident and the Madison County Fire Department was called in to help. The BGAD Fire Department used two electronic detectors to determine what the substance was. One detector obtained the toxicity, oxygen level and explosive limits of the substance while the other was used to determine the makeup of the chemical.
No one was hurt in the incident and the surrounding community and chemical weapons were in no danger from the hazmat incident, according to MSNBC.
The Blue Grass Army Depot is one of five Army installations in the U.S. that currently stores chemical weapons. The installation encompasses approximately 14,600 acres, consisting of mostly open fields and wooded areas. The depot is primarily involved with industrial and related activities that are associated with the maintenance and storage of conventional and chemical munitions.