UPDATE (11:08): Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer said Olin Chemical contacted them to tell them everything is under control and all clear. The shelter in place is now lifted.
Olin Chemical released the following statement:
This evening, there was a chlorine release at our McIntosh, Alabama facility which was quickly identified and has stopped. The release occurred during loading for transportation. All employees at the facility followed safety precautions while we began working to address the situation and we immediately notified emergency officials. The community was alerted to shelter in place as a precaution, which has now been lifted. We will conduct a thorough analysis to identify what led to the situation. The safety of our employees, the community, and our environment is always our top priority.
MCINTOSH, Ala. (WKRG) — Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer said Olin Chemical in McIntosh has a chlorine leak. The company is asking people to shelter in place.
This is a breaking news story. We will update when we receive more details.
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