Cary Pool, Park Evacuated After Chlorine Spill
Posted August 11, 2007 12:47 p.m. EDT
Updated August 11, 2007 9:28 p.m. EDT
Cary, N.C. — A chlorine spill forced the evacuation of a swim club and part of a park in Cary early Saturday afternoon.
Police evacuated the pool and clubhouse at the Oxxford Hunt Club, at 120 Fallsworth Drive, around noon Cary Battalion Chief Barry Jones said.
Police also cleared people from some greenways and trails in Fred G. Bond Metro Park, at 801 High House Road. The trails were upwind from the spill, officers said.
No homes in the area were evacuated, Jones said.
A deliveryman was pumping liquid chlorine for the pool when the hose broke loose, according to authorities. Approximately 40 gallons of chlorine spilled into the parking lot, Jones said.
Hazardous material crews were investigating the possibility that some chlorine ran off into a creek behind the crews.
The chlorine splashed the deliveryman in the face, Jones said. He was treated for minor injuries at WakeMed, and his prognosis is good, officials said.
No other injuries or medical problems were reported as a result of the spill.
The area should be completely cleaned by around 2:30 p.m., Jones said.
Hazmat teams, emergency medical services personel and Cary police officers responded to the incident.