A white powdery substance found inside a bucket near a curb at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday morning has been deemed harmless, an airport duty manager said.

The San Francisco Fire Department's hazardous materials team was called in about 8:45 a.m. after an airport employee spotted the brown, one-gallon bucket about half filled with the white substance between Terminals 1 and 2 in the upper-level departure area, duty manager John Ginty said.

The bucket was removed around 10:30 a.m. after the hazardous materials team determined that the substance was not dangerous, Ginty said.

No flights were affected and no injuries reported.



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