The General Motors Orion Assembly plant has taken precautionary steps after a mysterious white powder was found in two separate parts of the factory. The substance was quickly contained, with one worker stating portions of the factory were closed for two days.
“We can confirm that an unknown substance (white powder) was found on the floor outside of Gate 6 at Orion Assembly on Monday, August 29. On Tuesday, August 30, we had a second report of a bottle containing a similar substance found inside the plant,” GM spokesperson Dayna Hart told The Oakland Press.
Drug-sniffing dogs and hazmat crews were called to the scene during the two days specific areas were shut down. However, GM stated the incident did not disrupt production at the facility, which is home to the Chevrolet Sonic, Buick Verano and soon the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
“A sample of the substance has been sent to a laboratory for identification and results are expected later this week,” Hart said. “All findings and actions have been shared with our employees.”