Chlorine Leak in Gulfport

Children left River Oaks Elementary School this afternoon a little earlier than normal when a chlorine leak threatened their safety.
The Gulfport Fire Department responded to a call just before 2 o’clock this afternoon from the Harrison County Utility Authority. A 150 cylinder tank of chlorine in a building beside the water tower began leaking.
One worker was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries but all children evacuated River Oaks Elementary safely.
Battalion Chief Chris Henderson said, “The worker sustained an inhalation injury. He’s being treated at this time and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Chlorine, of course, can cause respiratory problems and can be cost engaging as well. The main thing is to keep it away from human contact and protect the public.”
The fire department’s hazard unit has now contained the leak and the area is safe for the public.

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