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Fire at Cornwall hazardous waste facility; plant handles PCBs

CORNWALL, Ont. - Firefighters are battling a blaze at a hazardous waste facility in east-end Cornwall, Ont.

The fire started early Monday afternoon at Material Resource Recovery, which recycles hazardous and non-hazardous materials including PCBs.

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Thick brown smoke could be seen billowing from the side of the building and emergency officials were keeping people away from the area as a precaution.

At least one person was treated by paramedics at the scene, but the extent of the injuries isn't known.

A Cornwall Transit bus was brought in to shelter about a dozen plant employees. ( (from Broadcast News Ltd.)

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