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Dozens sickened after chlorine leak at scrap yard


More than three dozen people have reportedly gotten sick after a chlorine leak happened at a scrap yard in northeast Charlotte.

According to fire officials, 39 people were sickened at the Gilbert Iron and Steel scrap yard along the 2800 block of North Tryon Street.

The street was shut down for a short time between 31st and 32nd streets.

Firefighters say there was a small chlorine leak at the plant that is now under control.

WBTV has learned that a tanker truck was being cut for demolition and there was a small pocket of chlorine inside that leaked out.

WBTV has been told Medic is treating a total of nine people. Four people were transported to Carolinas Medical Center - Main and five people were transported to Novant Health.

All are suffering from minor injuries and are expected to be okay.

Employees were allowed to go back inside the business around 3:30 p.m.

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