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(UPDATE) Fire Fighters respond to chlorinated gas leak


Sumter fire is responding hazmat from Thomas Sumter Station to assist Clarendon County on a situation involving a "Chlorinated Gas Leak".



Around 9:00 AM this morning a resident farmer reported a small chlorine gas leak from his pump house. Clarendon County Fire Department responded to find a small leak coming from the farmers pump house. Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department was requested to establish a safe perimeter around the leak. Sumter Fire Department was requested to respond with their hazmat equipment. Hazardous Material Technicians from Clarendon and Sumter Fire Department entered the pump house to find a 100 lb. chlorine cylinder with a small leak. The technicians noted that most of the gas had already released from the container and a small amount of gas was remaining. The cylinder was removed from the pump house for safety measures. There were no hazards to the public and no injuries from the release. The scene was placed under control around 11:10 AM.


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