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University of Iowa disposing of ethyl ether

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The University of Iowa says crews will dispose of containers of ethyl ether found in a storage room.

Starting at around 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, public safety will set up a staging tent between the Medical Labs and the John W. Eckstein Medical Research Building, where the chemicals will be neutralized.

While they say the risk to the public is minimal, officials will cordon off the area around the tent as a precaution.

Disposal of the three quart-size containers is expected to take less than an hour.

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