- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Officials say a chlorine leak in a wastewater treatment facility in southwest Detroit has been contained.

The Great Lakes Water Authority says a “limited amount of chlorine” leaked Thursday from a chemical feed line into a process building at the plant.

The facility is operated by the water authority.

No injuries were reported and emergency response personnel have determined there is no danger to public health.

The water authority says in a statement that “all early warning systems were activated and operated as planned,” and the air control system “is removing chlorine from the atmosphere inside the building.”

Local, state and federal agencies also were notified by emergency response staff. The leak prompted a hazardous materials response from Detroit firefighters.


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