Powder found in Michelin shipment determined not dangerous

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Investigators say early tests show that there was nothing dangerous in white powder found inside a shipment of rubber products being shipped to Michelin headquarters in South Carolina.

The Anderson Independent-Mail reports that investigators say the powder tested positive for high levels of protein.

Anderson County sheriff's deputies say the powder was found Wednesday by a worker at a storage facility for Michelin North America. It was inside 1 of 2 envelopes found in the package. The second envelope wasn't opened and was sent directly to a lab in Columbia to be tested.

Identifying the substance could take weeks.

Information from: Anderson Independent-Mail, http://www.andersonsc.com

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