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Chlorine leak dissipates after employees evacuate


Last updated 9/17/2020 at 11:18am

CHENEY—A chlorine leak in a room within the Archer-Daniels Midland facility at the 600 block of 1st St forced haz-mat response and an employee evacuation before the chlorine dissipated Sept. 9.

Within that room lies a 150-pound chlorine tank that is swapped out daily, according to Cheney Fire Department Chief Tom Jenkins.

“They do this almost 200 times a year,” Jenkins said.

Employees went to close the tank during this routine, thinking it was empty.

“Based on their log and based on the gauge, (which) read zero, they thought it was time to change the tank out,” Jenkins said. ...

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