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This was the second time in the last two months that the mail room was secured after receiving an unknown substance

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The Coffee Creek Correctional Facility administrative building was evacuated 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 after the mail room received an envelope with a powdery and unknown substance. A similar incident occured at the women's prison in Wilsonville in September.

Along with the evacuation, the mail room area was secured and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Rescue Hazardous Materials Team and the Oregon State Police were on scene to determine if the power is a hazardous substance. Of the five employees who were in the mail room at the time, two were sent to a local hospital for evaluation.

During the Sept. 11 event, the state police determined that the substance was non-biological and non-controlled.


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