KMOX and CBS in the East St. Louis area are today reporting a suspicious package that may have precipitated the illness of at least 3 postal workers. Thirteen employees of the Scott Air Force Base mail center (yes, the article said ’13′) have been decontaminated and three have been admitted to the hospital after coming across a package that emitted a “sulphur-like smell’.
This comes just three days after a Florida post office reported encountering a suspicious smell that left workers nauseous and dizzy.
Tampa Fire Rescue’s Hazardous Materials Team responded to the scene and evacuated the building’s first floor after two workers complained of nausea and dizziness after smelling a licorice type of odor coming from a package.. (WTSP report at www.wtsp.com)
Although responders eventually credited the illnesses with exposure to leaking grease, this new incident at Scott AFB raises the ugly possibility that this is intentional. Given that 9/11/11 is only ten days away, this possibility grows even more probable.