Coast Guard closes Ohio River due to chlorine spill

No Admittance - Safety  ZoneNEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley closed the Ohio River from mile marker 118 to mile marker 130 near Proctor, West Virginia, Saturday.

A release of liquid chlorine was reported from a rail car at the Axiall Corporation Facility. An unknown amount of product has been released into the ground and air creating a plume that is traveling south down the river.

The West Virginia State Department of Environmental Protection is currently investigating the release.

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