Hazmat team clears Shadyside Waste Water Treatment Plant

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UPDATE 10:50 a.m.

Crews have cleared the scene of the Shadyside Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Officials confirm there was a small chlorine leak, but no threat to the public.

According to Assistant Fire Chief John Shaver, one of the tanks had a bad regulator, which caused the tank to drain.

The hazmat team has turned the tank off and a new part has been ordered.

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UPDATE 9:40 a.m.

Officials on scene say there is no need to evacuate the area.

UPDATE 9:15 a.m.

Hazmat teams say the leak is chlorine. They’ve turned off the tanks to find where the leak is coming from. No word yet on if an evacuation is necessary.

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Right now crews are on the scene of a situation developing at the Shadyside Waste Water Treatment Plant.

According to officials, workers arrived to the plant this morning around 7:00 a.m. to an alarm going off.

This is regarding a leak with two tanks in question that were reportedly just replaced two weeks ago.

Hazmat is on the scene, along with Belmont County EMA Director Dave Ivan, the OR&W Fire Department, and the Shadyside Water Department.

As of 8:55 a.m., people in the area were on standby to evacuate if needed while Hazmat works to determine what is leaking at the facility. At this time, officials believe it could be a Chlorine leak.

They are asking everyone near the scene to stay at least 200 feet away from the area.

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