The Tsuut’ina Nation is warning residents of Redwood Meadows and the First Nation to remain indoors after a chlorine spill on the water remedy plant.
Alberta Well being Companies EMS advised World Information one particular person was despatched to a Calgary hospital in secure, non-life-threatening situation after the spill.
The chemical spill occurred at 12:30 on Friday
“Presently, we advise residents of Redwood Meadows and residents of the western Tsuut’ina Nation to remain indoors and keep away from low-lying areas the place the probability of publicity could happen,” a press release stated.
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The First Nation officers stated they’re working with Redwood Meadows Fireplace and EMS to go door-to-door to residents inside 50 meters of the water remedy plant.
In accordance with the Canadian Middle for Occupational Well being and Security, chlorine is described as a greenish-yellow gasoline with a pungent odor. It’s corrosive to the respiratory tract and may be deadly if inhaled. It additionally causes extreme pores and skin burns and eye injury.
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If inhaled, the CCOHS recommends that the sufferer be moved to recent air and positioned ready to make respiration straightforward.
Clothes that will have chlorine on it ought to be eliminated instantly.
Any pores and skin that will have been uncovered to chlorine ought to be washed as shortly as potential with copious quantities of cleaning soap and water, and eyes ought to be flushed with copious quantities of water.
Redwood Meadows is positioned roughly 35 kilometers west of Calgary.
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