UPDATE– The leak has been contained on-site according to a Peoria Fire press release. A 150-pound chlorine cylinder was leaking that required eight hazardous material technicians wearing breathing apparatus and fully encapsulated suits. It is undetermined what caused the leak. No injuries have been reported.
PRINCEVILLE, Ill. (WMBD) — A chlorine leak at the Princeville Water Treatment Plant caused a hazmat situation on Thursday.
Akron-Princeville Fire Protection District posted a public safety alert on Facebook, asking people to avoid the 200 block of North Walnut Ave near Village Hall due to a hazmat situation.
Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins confirmed on Facebook that the Peoria Fire Hazmat Team is on the scene at Princeville Water Treatment Plant in response to a chlorine leak to a small cylinder. The building has been evacuated.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.