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4 people treated following chlorine spill in Smithfield

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. -

A total of four people were treated at a hospital following a chlorine spill in Smithfield Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said a 150 pound chlorine cylinder ruptured at 2233 Wal Pat Road just after noon.

Emergency crews transported one person to the hospital due to difficulty breathing and vomiting. Authorities said three other people were being treated at a local hospital.

Authorities blocked off the surrounding area while the Hazmat team sealed and secured the leak. The tank will eventually be removed.

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