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Richmond Chemical Spill Contained

Richmond Fire Department have contained a sulfur dioxide leak at a wastewater treatment facility Tuesday morning.

The call came in just before 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Brander Street, when an employee reported smelling sulfur dioxide. Crews arrived to find a "release" of the chemical, but are still trying to determine where the leak originated.

Henrico Fire crews were also called to the scene to assist in the operation.

A handful of employees were evacuated from the building, but no injuries were reported. The facility is in a remote area, so no other evacuations were ordered.

It is unknown how much product, used to treat chlorinated wastewater, was released. Richmond fire officials said aging equipment may have contributed to the leak.

Crews are still on the scene monitoring air quality.

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