State police and Waterford police, as well as the FBI, are investigating hazardous materials found at a Waterford home on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Police responded to a house on Prindville Avenue at 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday after they were informed of hazardous materials in the basement, Waterford Police said.
Since police were not able to identify the materials, state police emergency services and DEEP were called to the scene.
Several containers of liquid and powder were tested and then sent to the state laboratory for more testing.
“We asked the residents in the immediate vicinity to either leave their residence or shelter in place,” Lt. David Burton with the Waterford Police said on Tuesday night.
Waterford Police said there is no danger to the public at this time.
While FBI were helping with the investigation, police said agents were in the area for an unrelated training session with state police at the time of the hazmat call came in and decided to help.