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UPDATE: Haz-mat called out to Chattanooga sewer treatment plant again

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UPDATE: According to the Chattanooga Fire Department's Bruce Garner, the haz-mat team was called back out to the Chattanooga Sewer Treatment Plant about 4:00am Monday when smoke was seen coming from the chlorine building.

After a quick investigation, haz-mat personnel were able to determine that there was no chlorine leak.

CFD Captain Terry Knowles with the haz-mat team said one of the scrubbers used to treat the chlorine last night apparently malfunctioned and became overheated. There was no leak and no hazard to the public.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Firefighters were called to the Chattanooga Sewer Treatment Plant on reports of a chemical leak Sunday evening. First responders got the call to 445 Moccasin Bend Road at 6:39 p.m.

Chattanooga Fire Department spokesperson Bruce Garner says two workers were transported to the hospital, at least one of them injured. The fire department's Haz-Mat team responded as well but deemed no evacuations in the area were necessary. Garner says the leak is contained in the area at the plant that stores chlorine.

Count on Channel 3 for updates to this developing story.

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