Crews contain Cedar Rapids chlorine leak

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Firefighters were able to contain a chlorine leak at a Cedar Rapids’ water treatment plant.

According to a report by KCRG, on Friday, October 4, 2013 employees from the water department reported an alarm activated around 6 p.m. Firefighters dressed in hazmat suits to check levels in the “chlorine container room.”

Around 7:45 p.m. workers stopped the leak, according to the report.

KCRG reported that the water department said the plant was off-line for about 2.5 hours Friday evening. Chlorine did not contaminate any public water supply.