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UPDATE | Chlorine leaks into Scottsburg, Ind., water treatment plant

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jeffersonville and Clarksville Fire Departments responded to a chlorine leak inside the water treatment plant in Scottsburg, Ind., on Friday afternoon.

Officials say chlorine began leaking into the plant and into the air outside just after 3 p.m. Friday. Officials tell WDRB that workers were "switching" tanks in the plant when they found the leak.

The leak came from a 2,000-gallon tank of chlorine. One employee of the plant was taken to Scott Memorial Hospital to be treated for exposure to the chemical but is expected to make a full recovery. 

There were no evacuations of the area and no need for a shelter-in-place order. The plant closed when the leak was first reported, but re-opened late Friday evening.

The leak did not impact local water supply. 

Police initially closed Lake Road and County Road 150 at U.S. 31 in Scottsburg. Those roads re-opened after the all-clear was given. 

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