White powder found at Pawleys Island home not hazardous

Pawleys Island, SC - PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) - A white powder discovered when a woman in her 70s opened an envelope at her Pawleys Island home on Thursday has been deemed not hazardous by hazmat crews.

According to Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman, the woman called 911 after she opened the envelope she got from the U.S. Post Office in Pawleys Island. A two-man hazmat  crew was called to the woman's home at the corner of Sextant Place and South Causeway Road.

Eggiman said the department set up a system to go into the home to retrieve a sample of the power so it could be analyzed.

The woman washed the powder off and is OK, Eggiman said.

Following an analysis of the powder, officials learned it was a shipping material and nothing hazardous.

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