Authorities quickly control chlorine leak at Glassport plant

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GLASSPORT, Pa. —

Hazmat crews were called to a sewage treatment plant in Glassport Wednesday afternoon after a chlorine leak was detected.

Officials said the smell of chlorine filled the air at the treatment plant along Harrison Street about 2:30 p.m.

According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, the leak occurred when plant workers were changing a chlorine tank and encountered problems with the new tank.

The leak was quickly stopped and the building was ventilated, authorities said.  No one was evacuated, and there were no reports of any injuries or illnesses.