Shelter in place lifted in West Virginia city after ‘minor' incident at chemical plant

Published August 4, 2022 8:16am EDT A shelter in place was issued in a West Virginia city after officials reported "a minor chemical incident" earl...

August 4, 2022
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Published August 4, 2022 8:16am EDT A shelter in place was issued in a West Virginia city after officials reported "a minor chemical incident" early Thursday.The order was issued around 6:20 a.m. in South Charleston, and was lifted about 35 minutes later, Kanawha County officials said.County officials said a 30-gallon barrel of a chlorine-based substance leaked at the Clearon plant and had created a haze and smell, West Virginia Metro News reported. The South Charleston Fire Department had responded to the scene.

Stephen Sorace