The first floor of the Edward V. Gant Science Complex at UConn was cleared out Wednesday afternoon following a chemical reaction during an experiment. The building is located at North Eagleville Drive in Storrs.
Officials at UConn have said an explosion, as first reported around 3:45 p.m., has been ruled out.
Fifteen people on the first floor of the five-story building were taken to safety.
The UConn Fire Department determined that a lab experiement mixing five chemicals in a chemical waste container caused the reaction.
No one was injured.
Waste products from the spill were taken to a hazardous waste facility and the D.E.P was notified.