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August 26. 2013 1:12PM

Powder found at BAE Systems in Nashua not hazardous

NASHUA — Preliminary testing has indicated that a suspicious substance found Monday at BAE Systems in Nashua is not hazardous.

According to a statement from BAE Systems, additional testing is still needed.

“We are working with authorities to learn more about the source of the substance. While the response and investigation are ongoing, portions of our Canal Street facility will remain closed,” said the statement.

Crews from Nashua Fire Rescue responded around 9 a.m. Monday to the facility at 141 Canal St. for a reported white powder found in a package. A hazardous materials unit was also called to the scene.

“At BAE Systems, the health and safety of our employees is always a primary concern. We are coordinating with local emergency response officials who have responded to reports of a suspicious substance found …,” said the statement.

Although the substance has initially been deemed not hazardous, additional testing will be conducted, according to the BAE Systems statement.

BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company that delivers products and services for air, land and naval forces. It is one of world’s largest international defense companies, working closely with missiles and infrared guided air systems to develop countermeasure techniques.

khoughton@newstote.com


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