Two hospitalized, local towns evacuated after tank car leaks liquid chlorine

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PROCTOR, W.Va. — Residents in towns in northwestern West Virginia and southeastern Ohio are able to return to their homes after a weekend chlorine leak forced evacuations.

Local media say residents were forced to shelter in place after a loaded tank car developed a small liquid chlorine leak inside a chemical facility in Proctor during the weekend.

The incident occurred Saturday morning at Axiall Corp.’s Natrium chemical facility. The plant is located along CSX Transportation’s Ohio River Subdivision between Parkersburg and Benwood in the northwestern part of the state.

According to a statement from Axiall, the Natrium plant was placed on shut down while hazmat crews evacuated the railcar and the area of the leak. One employee and a contract worker were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, the company says. No other injuries or damage were reported.

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