Sulfur dioxide leak at Eureka Wastewater Treatment Plant contained
EUREKA- The Humboldt Bay HazMat team is called to the Eureka Wastewater Treatment Plant for a leak of hazardous chemicals.
Fire officials say workers at the plant were working on a one-ton cylinder containing sulfur dioxide, when the gasket on a metering device broke before 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Some sulfur dioxide leaked out and fire officials say the leak was contained at about 3:45 p.m. No one was exposed to it, including the two workers who were working on the cylinder. Officials also say the wind blew all of the fumes over the bay. HazMat crews replaced the gasket before 5 p.m.
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