‘On September 3, at 8:20 a.m., an information on chlorine leak occurred on the site of the warehouse on Nikopolske Highway in Kryvy Rih was received. During the transfusion of the liquid chlorine from the tank with a capacity of 96 cubic meters to the transportation container with a capacity of 0.8 cubic meters, the sealant in the valve between the tank and the container broke down and led to the chlorine leak of 25-30 kg. The chlorine gas cloud with a volume of about 3 cubic meters occurred, which spread over the area of 100 square meters,’ reads the message.
It is noted that as of 8:55, the chlorine leak was localized and eliminated at 9:05 a.m. Yet at 10:20, a woman, operator of the chlorine installations was delivered to the Kryvy Rih Regional Hospital with suspected chlorine poisoning.