Bombs In Yakima Neighborhood Leave Traces of Mercury
We're learning more details about the explosions that went off in a Yakima neighborhood last week.
Environmental Agency officials tell us some of the bombs that went off near 11th Avenue and Chestnut left traces of mercury.
Crews from the EPA were at the scene over the weekend, cleaning up any trace of the substance and paving over areas that may have been exposed.
The EPA says if exposed for too long, mercury can be fatal to people - without them knowing.
"That's the surprising thing; in our backyard, in your own small town, having this happen is not something you would expect to happen," said Duane Gordon, "It kind of makes us a little nervous, but at the same time, I feel that our are is pretty safe and we have a lot of police that drive by. We feel safe here."
Yakima police don't have any suspects at the moment.