Chlorine Leak at La Grange Pumping Station Tuesday Morning

The leak was minor and there was no danger to any residents, La Grange personnel said.

A Hazmat team responded to a chlorine leak at the La Grange pumping station at 5038 East Ave. on Tuesday morning between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

La Grange personnel said that elevated chlorine levels came from a leak on one of the fittings on the chlorine gas system.

“The reason to initiate a box alarm was just to manpower in just to make sure everything was safe,” said La Grange fire chief Bill Bryzgalski. “There was no harm to any residents; no need for evacuation. This was just a small, minor leak.”

Bryzgalski said that only a trace amount of chlorine would have escaped the building, posing no danger, and that crews had repaired the problem before 9:00 a.m.

“There was no danger to anyone in the area,” Director of Public Works Ryan Williamson told the La Grange Suburban Life.

The Doings La Grange reported that traffic was rerouted around the corner of East Avenue and Plainfield Road for about two hours.

Laura Meehan October 24, 2012 at 01:55 PM
You could smell it more than a mile away, interesting that he says only a trace amount escaped!


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