TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Chlorine leak stopped at Glassport plant

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, 3:24 p.m.
 

The sewage treatment plant along Harrison Street in Glassport was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after a chlorine leak was detected, according to a borough official.

Allegheny County officials announced the leak at about 2:30 p.m. and a county hazardous materials response team and emergency medical services units were dispatched to the scene along with fire departments from Glassport, Dravosburg and Jefferson.

The leak occurred when plant workers were changing a chlorine tank and encountered problems with the new tank, said Glassport manager John DeSue.

The leak was quickly stopped and the building was ventilated, DeSue said. No injuries were reported.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. NFL coaches weigh in on Polamalu’s legacy
  2. Arrests follow South Side fracas
  3. Spring training breakdown: Pirates 4, Braves 2
  4. Penguins’ Letang leaves hospital, ‘day-to-day’ with concussion
  5. Alvarez latest in Pirates’ revolving door at first base
  6. Oakmont club brings gardening inside at senior facility
  7. Flash!: ‘Bowling with the Bus’; Dreams of Hope fundraiser
  8. Income tax’s origin provides spark for Berry’s new thriller
  9. Michigan State tops Louisville in OT to reach Final Four
  10. Shortfalls sabotage promise of union retirees’ pensions
  11. Gifting Gala attendees tell of Family House’s support system