Hazardous material alarm goes off in Building 13 on two consecutive days

On April 17 and 18, the MIT community was alerted to a hazardous materials alarm triggered in Building 13. Emergency services responded to both incidents. On April 17, the building closed for nearly two and half hours, while the April 18 closure was for less than 20 minutes. 

According to the MIT campus map, Building 13 houses the following groups: the Chemical Beam Epitaxy Group, Electroceramics Group, Center for Materials Science and Engineering, and Microphotonics Center. Buildings 9, 10, and 12 are connected to the Building 13 structure. At the time of publication, no additional hazardous materials alarms have been reported from Building 13.