Brewster County Residents Evacuated After Jar of Cyanide Was Found

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BREWSTER COUNTY - Some Brewster County residents were evacuated for a short time on Wednesday after a jar of cyanide was found.

Brewster County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Sentry tells NewsWest 9 that a resident found the small amount of cyanide.

The jar had been buried on private property near the Terlingua ghost town and was unearthed recently by rain.

The HAZMAT team was called in to remove the cyanide.

A Midland company will dispose of the chemical.

Some residents were evacuated while the jar was removed and FM 170 was closed for a time, but everyone is now back in their homes.