“Asbestos-containing material” was found in debris from a steam leak that drew a Level 2 hazmat response around 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning near 99 Summer St.
A photo from the scene from the Boston Fire Department shows an off-white-colored film covering the street and a car parked nearby.
No one was injured, according to a statement from Veolia North America, the utility company. Veolia workers stopped the steam, and worked “around the clock” to have the street reopened in time for the Monday commute.
“The source of that material is still under investigation as is the cause of the event,” the statement said. “We tested air samples to ensure there was no impact on air quality and there was none.”
At approximately 5:30 AM a level 2 response at 99 Summer St downtown . A steam leak earlier sprayed unknown debris in the area. The area has been contained.The leak is shut down, @Veolia on scene to test the debris. Hazmat Technicians will remain to monitor the area. pic.twitter.com/GNsW4WIxhs
— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) November 16, 2019