• Highland Park pool reopens after chlorine leak

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    PITTSBURGH - A chlorine leak prompted an evacuation of a local pool Thursday.

    Emergency crews said Highland Park pool was evacuated around 12:30 p.m.

    Channel 11's Rick Earle reported that employees were moving a chlorine tank when the top of one broke off.

    “The top snapped off.  It’s a malfunction of the canister, so we did have a major leak here,” said Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa.

    Crews alerted the nearby Pittsburgh Zoo.

    “The zoo was notified because a lot of gas was blowing over the hill,” said Costa.

    Costa said the manufacturer of the chlorine tank will be at the pool Friday to see what went wrong.

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    The pool reopened on Friday.




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