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Santa Ana Homes Evacuated Because of Chlorine Leak

A chlorine leak Friday at a Santa Ana water treatment plant forced the temporary evacuation of 20 people from nearby homes, a Fire Department official said.

Santa Ana fire officials were alerted to the leak about 2 p.m. at the plant in the 900 block of West Walnut Street, battalion chief aide Steve Snyder said.

As a precaution, residents from five homes east of the facility were evacuated. The leak, which came from a partially full 150-pound container, was repaired two hours later.

“It was a light amount of leakage,” Snyder said. “There was no damage.”

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Residents were allowed back in their homes shortly after 4 p.m., he said.


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