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updated: 4/7/2014 4:56 PM

No injuries in Streamwood chlorine leak

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No injuries were reported after a chlorine Monday morning at the Streamwood water treatment plant, officials said.

The Streamwood Fire Department responded to the plant, 590 S. Bartlett Road, at 11:47 a.m. for a report of a leak.

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After putting on protective clothing and entering the building to investigate, firefighters were able to stop the leak by tightening a leaky valve, according to the fire department.

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

Chlorine is used to purify water by killing bacteria. Chlorine gas is toxic by inhalation.

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