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Weekend stir in Darboy caused by chemical collection


TOWN OF BUCHANAN, WI (WTAQ) - Emergency officials say someone's effort to collect all the elements of the periodic table caused some tense moments in Darboy Sunday.

Lisa Van Schyndel of the Town of Buchanan Emergency Management says sheriff's officials were called around 10:15 a.m. to a duplex on State Park Road.

A tenant was worried about another tenant's collection.

Hazmat crews responded to conduct air monitoring and chemical identification. They determined the collection did not pose an immediate threat. Van Schyndel says metals were stored in oil so they did not come into contact with surrounding air.

While officials say no laws were broken, crews did speak with the owner of the collection. Their advice was that collections of this type are typically stored in educational or lab settings. They recommended the chemicals be taken to the Brown County Home Hazardous Waste Site in Green Bay.

Van Schyndel says the owner of the chemical collection was cooperative.