Emergency crews were dispatched to a McJunkin Corp. warehouse in Nitro on Monday after workers found a suspicious white powder inside a pipe fitting shipped from Mexico. Two workers were sickened and the residue was sent to the FBI for analysis.
McJunkin Executive Vice President James Underhill (right) told reporters there was no real threat to employees or the public from the incident. The all-clear was sounded and the warehouse reopened about 2:30 p.m.
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Emergency crews were dispatched to McJunkin Corporation in Nitro Monday after a curious box was opened in the warehouse. Evidently a few people began feeling sick after inspecting the contents. The FBI is analyzing the package, but there seems to be no threat to the community.