Chlorine release forces workers into safe areas Thursday

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Mason Stevenson

CALVERT CITY, Ky. - A chlorine release at a western Kentucky plant caused some minor concerns.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Westlake Chemical Company in Calvert City.

Kent Johnson with Human Resources told Local 6, after the release, employees and contractors were moved to safe areas as a precaution.

After about five minutes, the all-clear siren sounded and everyone was allowed to go back to work.  No injuries were reported.

The chlorine release is under investigation.

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