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Hudson police remove flammable chemical from former HQ

Jun 28, 2018 7:00 am
Bill Williams is reporting for WCTW-FM, "The Cat," the Hudson Police Department June 27, removed four "extremely old" gallons of ether from the basement of the city's old police station, located at 427 Warren Street. The colorless, volatile liquid is highly flammable. Four containers of the chemical were found as the department continued its inventory and removal of surplus items from the now vacant building. The department is now headquartered at 701A Union Street. HPD said the ether may have been once used to develop film in the station's darkroom, or could have been left behind by previous tenants, New York Telephone. A detail consisting of the New York State Police Bomb Disposal Unit, Hudson City Fire Department, AB Shaw Fire Company, and Greenport Rescue Squad assisted in taking the chemical away "with no threat to the neighborhood." The ether was then destroyed at a local gravel bank. Read the full story at 985thecat [dot] iheart [dot] com or on the Hudson Police Department Facebook page.
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