Mercury spill at Valley hospital

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SUN CITY -- The Phoenix Fire Department confirms that there was a mercury spill at Boswell Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon.

The area was evacuated for a short time.

According to Linda Tyler with Boswell Hospital, there was less than an ounce of mercury spilled in an operating room.

There was a patient in the room, but no one came in contact with the mercury, which was quickly contained.

The source of the mercury is not known at this time.