Hanover Fire Officials: No threat to health after ‘white powdery substance’ found at RTD facility

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Hanover Fire crews responded Friday morning to the Richmond Times Dispatch production facility building to investigate a white powdery substance that was found there.

Crews arrived just after 8 a.m. to find the substance on top of several concrete pillars outside of the building. Nothing out of the ordinary was found inside.

Hanover Fire and EMS responded, along with the Henrico Regional Hazardous Materials Team and the Richmond Police EOD unit.

Fire officials said that as of 11 a.m., there is no current threat to life or health to the general public.

Crews will remain on scene investigating until about noon.

The RTD’s production facility is located at 8460 Times Dispatch Boulevard in Mechanicsville.

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