Jan 21, 2016 5:15 PM by News Staff
Anderson River Park was closed Thursday after a reported chlorine leak led to a precautionary evacuation of the area.
CAL Fire Shasta responded to the Anderson Wastewater Treatment Plant that is adjacent to the park where first responders said a cylinder containing chlorine sprung a leak. A treatment plant employee was exposed to the chlorine, but was treated on scene and released.
The leak has since been isolated and the cylinder contained, however the Shasta Cascade Hazardous Material Response Team and Cal Fire responders closed and evacuated the park as a precaution.
Shasta CAL Fire Public Information representative Cherly Buliavac said responders are working diligently to ensure the safety of the park, visitors and employees of the plant.
“The leak has since been isolated to the treatment plant building and the leak contained,” she said. “The firefighters and HAZMAT teams are taking a proactive approach and using sophisticated equipment to monitor ground and air in order to make sure there are no traces of chlorine.”
There is no indication of when the park will be reopened to the public.
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