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Dec 30, 2014

04:42:45 GMT--HAZMAT - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: HZ-20141230-46490-USA

Date / time: 30/12/2014 04:40:18 [UTC]


Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Michigan

Location: Detroit [Detroit Water and Sewerage Department ]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


A 13-minute chlorine leak occurred in the city's wastewater treatment plant Monday afternoon, but a spokesman for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department said consumers never were in danger. "It really had no impact on people who drank water at that time," department spokesman Gregory Eno said. "But we feel duty-bound to let stakeholders, like the (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) and the press, know about an incident when it occurs." The spill happened between 3:06 p.m. and 3:19 p.m. Mary Ryan, the chlorination operator for the wastewater treatment plant at 9300 W. Jefferson, said the cause of the leak is under investigation. "The wastewater treatment plant was not feeding chlorine gas into the plant effluent into the Detroit River during the 13-minute interval. ... Chlorination ... is running normally at this time."

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