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A beaker in a scientific laboratory on the North Side exploded Tuesday, sending a person to the hospital, according to the Madison Fire Department.

The "isolated" explosion at the lab in the 3500 block of Anderson Street near Madison Area Technical College sent a chemist to the hospital with minor injuries.

The chemist was attempting to create a new compound by mixing two chemicals together in a beaker. 

The explosion took place around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday.

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Kelly Meyerhofer covers higher education for the Wisconsin State Journal. She can be reached at 608-252-6106 or