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Chemical identified as insecticide

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A hazmat team was called in for an assessment and removal of a previously unknown chemical.

The chemical was identified as an insecticide in a private garage. It was producing a chemical odor, and prompted authorities to call in a hazmat team from Midland.

The team was sent to Arenac County, near the intersection of Nearman Road and U.S. 23. 

According to police, U.S. 23 is open, but residents to the south of the garage were alerted to the possible chemicals because of wind direction. They were notified they were allowed to return home before 8 p.m.

The hazmat team is working to remove the insecticide safely.

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