SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — Authorities say an ammonia leak at a San Jose water treatment facility has been contained, allowing police to lift a stay-in-place order issued to nearby residents.
Police say hazardous materials crews arrived at the Santa Teresa Water Treatment Plant Saturday morning after receiving reports of a strong odor emanating from inside. They discovered a leak in a 5,000-gallon holding tank containing aqueous ammonia.READ MORE: Health Experts Warn COVID Rapid Tests Are Less Reliable Than PCR
Santa Clara Valley Water District spokesman Tony Mercado tells the San Jose Mercury News that police advised 25 residents near the plant to stay indoors.READ MORE: Splash Brothers Shoot Warriors Past Timberwolves 124-115
Police estimate about 250 gallons leaked from the tank before the spill was contained at 2:15 p.m.
Mercado says the plant’s water supply was not contaminated by the spill. He says the cause of the leak is still under investigation.
No injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Woman Found Dead During Visit With Friends at Home in Rohnert Park
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