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HAZMAT team responded to a chlorine spill in Lehigh Acres on Thursday

Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District responded to a crash involving a pool truck that caused chlorine and acid to spill,which blocked off Joel Boulevard for several hours in Lehigh Acres.

According to the Fort Myers Police Department press release, crews were responding to  noticed hazardous materials spilled throughout the roadway and ditch. FMPD Special Operations Hazmat team was notified and responded to the scene. Crews approached the scene and found muriatic acid, chlorine tablets, stabilizers, and liquid chlorine on the ground.

The materials were separated and placed into 4 overpack drums. No one was injured in the crash or due to the chemical spill.

Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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