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GSU awaits test results on suspicious powder
Lewis Hall closed until testing complete; response policy under review
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HazMat team members prepare to enter Lewis Hall at Georgia Southern Univeristy Wednesday after an envelope containing a suspicious white powder was found.
As Georgia Southern University officials await test results to learn more about a suspicious white powder found Tuesday at Lewis Hall, they are also reviewing policy and procedures regarding the way such suspicious incidents are handled. The mysterious substance was sent to a lab in Decatur for further testing Thursday morning after Georgia National Guard HazMat agents tested it on site Wednesday. Inclement weather prevented them from flying the substance to a lab near Atlanta after they removed it from Lewis Hall around 11 p.m. Wednesday, said Betsy Nolen, GSU Assistant Director of Communications.
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