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Chlorine leak forces evacuation at treatment plant

October 19, 2010
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WEYMOUTH, MASS. — Workers were forced to evacuate after a chlorine leak was discovered yesterday at the new $35 million water treatment plant in Weymouth, Mass., the Weymouth News reported.

The leak caused the release of dangerous chlorine gas, which filled a treatment room shortly before 11:00 a.m. Monday, the article stated.

The leak did not disrupt water service to customers and no employees were injured, according to the report.

“All of our alarms and safeguards worked,” said Water and Sewer Superintendent Mike Chaisson. “A hazmat team is on the scene. We don’t know what caused the issue. We won’t know until they get into the building.”

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