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Crews find source of substance on city's SW side

Posted at 7:04 PM, Sep 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Emergency crews were investigating a white powdery substance on the city's southwest side Sunday. 

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, the Marion County Health Department and Wayne Township Fire Department hazmat team responded to 1717 S. Moreland for the substance. 

According to the Wayne Township Fire Department Twitter account, the substance was released from Vertellus Specialties and there is no immediate danger to the public. 

Just after 4:00 p.m. Vertullus released a statement about the situation.

Early morning on Sunday, September 13, our Vertellus facility located at 1500 S. Tibbs Avenue released an above-normal amount of particulate.  The prevailing winds carried the particulate into the immediate neighborhood southeast of our facility.  This event does not present a health concern.  The problem was quickly corrected.  Vertellus is working directly with our neighbors to address any questions they might have.

Vertellus thanks the Wayne Township Fire Department, Marion County Health Department, and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for their cooperation.