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Postal Service facility on Lyell Avenue to close due to mercury leak

August 27, 2019 11:14 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)- A United States Postal Service facility on Lyell Avenue is closing temporarily due to a mercury leak.

The Postal Service says that the Processing and Distribution Center located on Lyell Avenue is being closed temporarily after an elevated reading of mercury was detected from a package that was leaking inside the facility. 

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Contractors will be conducting testing and cleaning the facility until it is safe and secure for employees and the mailstream. 

The facility is not used by customers, says the Postal Service.

The Postal Service says they will provide updates when they have additional information. 

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