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Two hurt in St. John’s chlorine gas leak

A tractor punctured a gas container, causing police to shut down part of the city's east end

August 7, 2014   by The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Two people have been released from hospital following a chlorine gas leak in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officials confirmed that a tractor punctured a gas container early Wednesday afternoon, causing police to shut down part of the city’s east end.

The incident affected a large area around Newco Metal and Auto Recycling.

The area was reopened later that day after HAZMAT investigators were called to the scene.


No serious injuries were reported.

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