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Weyauwega chlorine leak prompts small evacuation

(WSAZ)
Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 4:58 PM CST
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The Weyauwega Public Works building and homes immediately next to well station #44 were evacuated Monday afternoon when leaking chlorine gas was discovered.

Public Works staff detected the chlorine gas leak from the well house just before 2:30 and called 911.

Weyauwega Police & Fire, the Waupaca County Sheriff's Office, Waupaca County Emergency Management and Gold Cross Ambulance secured the area.

Two Public Works employees were checked by ambulance paramedics as a precaution. No one was injured by the gas leak.

The city administrator says the leak was caused by a valve that malfunctioned. It's been replaced.

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