New Jersey water treatment plant has chlorine leak

Chlorine

NorthJersey.com

A pair of leaky chlorine containers were sealed and removed from a Fair Lawn water treatment plant Saturday after an employee discovered gas in the building, according to borough police

Between 150 and 300 pounds of chlorine seeped out of the cylinders before the Fair Lawn Fire Department’s hazardous materials team capped and removed them, said police Sgt. Brian Metzler. The leaks were reported at 11:35 a.m.

No gas escaped from the facility on Cadmus Place and a high school football game between Fair Lawn and Passaic across the street was allowed to continue, police said.

“They were able to cap both of the cylinders and ventilate the building until the air levels were acceptable,” he said. “There was no danger to anybody in the surrounding area.”

No gas escaped from the facility on Cadmus Place and a high school football game between Fair Lawn and Passaic across the street was allowed to continue, police said.

“They were able to cap both of the cylinders and ventilate the building until the air levels were acceptable,” he said. “There was no danger to anybody in the surrounding area.”

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