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Fire Department Responds to Chlorine Leak

April 7, 2014

At 11:47 a.m., the Streamwood Fire Department responded to a report of chlorine leak at the water treatment plant at 590 S. Bartlett Rd. Firefighters donned protected clothing and entered the building to investigate. Chlorine is used to purify water by killing bacteria.  Chlorine gas is toxic by inhalation. They were able to stop the leak by tightening a leaky valve.  

An employee stated that he was disconnecting a 100 pound chlorine cylinder when the leak started. He evacuated the building and was not injured.