Bluffton chlorine leak secured

The Bluffton Fire Department on the scene at the water treatment facility.
The Bluffton Fire Department on the scene at the water treatment facility.

BLUFFTON, Ind. (WANE)  Emergency crews have respond to a chlorine leak at a waste water treatment plant in Bluffton on Friday morning. 

According to Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis, employees smelled a strong chlorine odor when they arrived to work at the facility at  702 West Main Street. The Bluffton Fire Department was called in around 8 a.m. and the employees evacuated. 

Fire Chief Broderick sent a release after 10 a.m. stating the chlorine leak was small and that drinking water in the area was safe. Broderick said no other evacuations will be needed. 

A hazmat team worked on the situation and the fire department announced that the leak was secured before noon. Fire crews planned to stay on the scene for a short time to work with employees, according to the announcement.

 

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