Hazardous materials leak reported in Smithfield

A hazardous materials team at a Smithfield recycling center.

February 19, 2014 1:39:37 PM PST
Four people were taken to the hospital after hazardous materials leak at a recycling center in Smithfield Wednesday.

It happened at Omnisource recycling on Walpat Road off of U.S. Highway 301.

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Smithfield Fire Chief Patrick Harris said 150 pound tank was found to be leaking chlorine at a scrap yard.

One worker remains hospitalized at WakeMed after an inhalation injury. Three others went to the Johnston County Hospital. They were treated and released.

There are no homes nearby.

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