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Two employees hospitalized following chlorine leak at Baltimore water treatment plant

August 7, 2012

BALTIMORE — Two employees were hospitalized Monday morning following a chlorine leak at a Baltimore water treatment plant, WBFF FOX45 reported.

According to a Baltimore public works spokesman, between 15 and 20 employees were in the plant at the time and evacuated.

Firefighters were called in to cap the leak.

An investigation is under way, but initial reports indicate a cap on a cylinder of chlorine gas may have failed.