Hazmat investigates possible chlorine leak in NT

Posted at 11:01 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 23:42:19-04

Hazmat teams were called to a waste water treatment facility in North Tonawanda Tuesday night to investigate a possible chlorine leak.

North Tonwanda Police said officials from the water treatment plant on River Road called in the possible leak around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas said the leak was minor and completely contained to the facility.

Pappas said crews were replacing a chlorine cylinder when one of the seals did not function properly, releasing a small cloud of chlorine gas.

Pappas said no one was injured and the public was not in danger.

As a precaution, River Road was closed to traffic during the investigation, and residents were advised to close their doors and windows.