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Musty soil smell closes Minnesota school

FARIBAULT, Minn (WCCO) "•
Officials have canceled classes for the rest of the week at the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind in Faribault, Minn after a suspicious odor was detected at the school on Monday

The Faribault Fire Department said students were evacuated from the school after a "musty soil smell" was reported Maintenance workers first noticed the smell on Monday and said it got worse throughout the day

A hazardous materials team couldn't find the source of the odor, so the Minnesota Department of Health called the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to check out the odor

The MPCA also couldn't trace the odor, so the MDH asked the 55th Civil Support Team to take a soil sample which is now being sent to the MDH for analysis

The 55th Civil Support Team is a joint venture between the Minnesota National Guard and the Department of Defense

Academy for the Blind superintendent Linda Mitchell said the 55th Civil Support Team was at the school past 2 am Wednesday She said she's heard the odor described as "rotten silage" or "yeast"

Students living at the school were moved to the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Monday evening All 50 students have now gone home for the week, the superintendent of the Academy, Linda Mitchell, said

If this is a long-term problem, officials are looking at holding classes at the Academy for the Deaf

Oct 6, 2010 11:33 am US/Central

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