Pow­der find at mail cen­tre

The Chronicle - - Nation -

AN uniden­ti­fied pow­der found in a Mel­bourne mail sort­ing cen­tre is un­der­go­ing test­ing, days af­ter as­bestos-filled pack­ages were sent to em­bassies and con­sulates across Aus­tralia.

Fire crews were called to the Nathan Road cen­tre at Dan­de­nong South just be­fore 11pm on Sun­day af­ter a yel­low pow­der leaked from a pack­age, a CFA spokesman said.

Ten peo­ple were checked over by paramedics and the sub­stance has been sent to in­dus­trial chemists for test­ing.

The in­ci­dent was of­fi­cially de­clared safe about 1.40am.

Aus­tralia Post says op­er­a­tions have re­turned to nor­mal.

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