PLAQUEMINE — Four Georgia Gulf contract employees underwent hospital treatment Tuesday night after being exposed to chlorine at the company’s plant in Plaquemine, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Alan Chapple, spokesman for Georgia Gulf, said the four were working near a railcar they didn’t know was leaking chlorine around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Chapple said the individuals were released from the hospital sometime overnight. The four returned to work on Wednesday, he said.
Chapple said the cause of the leak is under investigation.
Maj. Johnny Blanchard of the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday night the leak did not escape the plant’s grounds on La. 405 and did not threaten the public.
Roads near the plant remained open, Blanchard said.