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Ellis Island evacuated again

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A week after a transformer fire forced the evacuation of Ellis Island, it was evacuated again today for an hour and a half after a visitor found white powder on an audio headset. Visitors reported waiting an hour for boats to take them to lower Manhattan.

A Jersey City fire official said that the powder was determined to be harmless, although they haven’t determined yet what it was.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 14, 2009

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