Wednesday, June 1, 2011

100-150 evacuated in Rogersville after possible chlorine gas leak at local sewer plant, Tennessee

Between 100 and 150 people have been evacuated in Rogersville after a possible chlorine gas leak at the local sewer treatment plant.

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency Director Gary Murrell told WJHL-TV an employee at the plant discovered a possible leak in a 1,400 pound chlorine canister and called for help around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Neighbors living on nearby streets were evacuated to the Hawkins County Rescue Squad Building.

No injuries had been reported by midmorning.

Numerous emergency agencies including the Kingsport Fire Department's Regional Haz-Mat Team were responding. Source