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Indianapolis Factory Evacuated After PCB Exposure

Steve Wagner

A local Wal-Mart warehouse has been evacuated and over 600 full-time and contract employees are now undergoing medical testing for exposure to potentially carcinogenic chemicals.

The warehouse, located at 3333 North Franklin Road, was evacuated on August 20th, but employees were not given a reason for the shut down at that time. Five days later, the employees met at a local hotel and were informed that the reason for the evacuation was because environmental testing of the area showed a high concentration of chemical PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl). The EPA has labeled PCBs as a “probable human carcinogen” and studies with animals have shown that conclusive evidence for increased cancer rates.

Employees of the facility are now being sent to an east-side medical lab for blood tests, and the employees are anxious to determine what damage may have been done to them, both in the short term and long term.

We will follow this story and provide you with updates as we find out more information. We hope the health of these employees has not been compromised, but if any of these workers have a need for work comp assistance they can give our attorneys a call at 888-710-9377. We would be honored to help you in the process of diagnosis and recovery of any potential work injuries.

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