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A chlorine gas leak reported Wednesday at a facility owned by Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, was repaired and no injuries were reported.

About 13 pounds of chlorine gas were suspected of leaking Wednesday from a cylinder at a water booster station before the cylinder was repaired, according to a base news release.

The leak was reported at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from a chlorine cylinder at Building 1620, Booster Station No. 2, in Yigo village.

“Several workers were going in there to do some maintenance” when the leak was discovered, said 2nd Lt. J.D. Griffin, base spokesman. The tank, he said, is on Andersen property but not on “the base proper.”

Guam Waterworks Authority stopped the leak at 11:30 a.m. and replaced the tank’s regulator valve. Air Force responders tested the air quality and declared the area safe, according to the news release.


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