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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Regional Response Team Tests Air Quality in Franklin
Update: No Threat to Public Health or Safety Detected

**4:22pm** Here is the response from the state:

Yesterday, Macon County Emergency Management made a request for a hazardous materials regional response team to come today and take some air samples at a business in Franklin where several people have recently reported feeling sick from an unknown odor.

The team arrived this morning and conducted air sampling.  Nothing of concern was detected. Air quality was found to be normal with no threat to public health or safety.

Keith Acree
Public Information Officer

**4:12PM** Here is a press release from Mascon County Emergency Management regarding the situation in town earlier today:

Shortly before 10am this morning, the Regional Response Team #6 out of Asheville arrived in Franklin to test the air quality in response to a complaint. Local public safety officials have said they cannot release information about the complaint but assured Macon Media there was no danger to the public. Macon Media has contacted state officials for more information.

Photos taken during their investigation are posted in this article.


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Published at 11:30am on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020