Jan 26, 2018

Georgia Water Treatment Facility Suffers Chlorine Gas Leak

The gas leak has since been capped by Savannah Fire Rescue

Water treatment facility in Savannah, Ga., suffers chlorine gas leak

Savannah Industrial & Domestic Water Treatment Facility suffered a chlorine gas leak on Jan. 25, 2018. The spill, which occurred in the morning, has since been properly controlled by Savannah Fire Rescue.

Authorities responded to distress calls by 9:28 a.m. and successfully contained the spill by 1 p.m. the same day. The source of the leak came from a leaky valve on a one-ton cylinder.

The treatment plant was able to continue operation without disruption, and the incident did not pose a threat the the drinking water being treated at the facility, according to authorities.

This incident follows other incidents of gas leaks and explosions throughout the nation.