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White powder in Lakewood building found not to be dangerous

February 18, 2011 |  9:31 am

Lakewood_powder White powder discovered Friday morning in a commercial building in Lakewood was determined by L.A. County fire officials not to be dangerous.

The powder was found shortly before 7 a.m. in the mail room of the AARP building in the 3200 block of East Carson Street, said Fire Inspector Matt Levesque.

Two people exposed to the potentially hazardous material were decontaminated at the scene but determined not to have suffered any injuries. Hazardous materials experts tested the powder before deeming it safe.

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Map: Black box shows area where powder was found in a Lakewood building. Credit: Mapping L.A.

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