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Official: Powder at NY's Ellis Island harmless

A fire official says that a white powder found at Ellis Island in New York Harbor is harmless.
/ Source: PhillyBurbs.com

A fire official says that a white powder found at Ellis Island in New York Harbor is harmless.Jersey City fire official Armando Roman says a hazardous materials team responded to a call of a suspicious powder at the island's immigration museum on Saturday afternoon.The museum was evacuated for about an hour and a half as the team investigated.The director of Jersey City's Fire and Emergency Services Department says they haven't yet determined what the powder is.Spokespeople for the National Parks Service did not immediately return phone calls.From 1892 to 1954, more than 12 million immigrants entered the U.S. through Ellis Island.