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