Homestead - South Dade

12 taken to hospital after possible chemical exposure at air base

A U.S. Air Force Hercules C-130 plane sits on the runway at Homestead Air Reserve.
A U.S. Air Force Hercules C-130 plane sits on the runway at Homestead Air Reserve. MIAMI HERALD FILE

Twelve Airmen from the Homestead Air Reserve Base were taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon as precaution after possible exposure to Hydrazine, a highly toxic chemical, according to a spokesman for the base.

The Airmen were doing routine maintenance on an F-16 when they may have come in contact with the chemical, said Senior Airman Frank Casciotta.

No serious injuries were reported.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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