Postal facility evacuated due to odor, is OK'd to reopen

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Posted: May 15, 2015 2:52 PM

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — Postal employees are poised to return to a central New Jersey warehouse that was evacuated after some were sickened by an unknown odor.

A Postal Service spokesman said some employees at the Trenton Carrier Annex in Hamilton reported feeling dizzy and nauseous from a "strong, sweet odor" Friday morning. About a dozen were treated at the scene.

Spokesman Ray Daiutolo (day-YOOT'-oh-loh) said separate inspections by state and local hazmat teams came back negative.

Employees are to return to the building Friday afternoon.

The facility is used by carriers to pick up mail for delivery. It is roughly a mile away from a postal facility that was contaminated by anthrax soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.