- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say there are no injuries after an accident involving chemicals at a water filtration plant in western Michigan.

Grand Rapids spokesman Steven Guitar says employees were directed on Wednesday morning to a control room at the plant in Ottawa County’s Grand Haven Township as crews responded. He says there’s no threat to the water supply from Grand Rapids’ water plant.

The Grand Rapids Press reports about 800 gallons of hydrochloric acid was accidentally mixed with about 300 gallons of chlorine in a tank. Grand Haven Township fire Chief Tom Gerencer says that caused gas to start coming out of a vent at the plant.

A few area residents were told to keep their windows closed. WOOD-TV reports the Grand Rapids fire department’s hazardous materials team was conducting cleanup efforts.


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