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Wednesday July 1st, 2015 5:10PM

1 person hurt in chemical leak; area deemed safe

By The Associated Press
DALTON, Ga. (AP) -- Dalton police say an industrial area on the city's northwest side has been deemed safe after a chemical leak injured one person and prompted road closures Monday morning.<br /> <br /> Police said the leak happened at the MFG Chemical Inc. plant on Kimberly Park Drive, near Interstate 75 and the north Dalton bypass.<br /> <br /> Police said one person was exposed to the chemical and was being taken to a hospital in Augusta.<br /> <br /> A Dalton Fire Department report said an unsecured lid on a reactor vessel at the plant led to a chemical vapor release. Police said the chemical is "not poisonous" but is an irritant if it's inhaled.<br /> <br /> Police said Kimberly Park Drive, Willowdale Road, and Crow Valley Road were closed for a time but had reopened by 8:40 a.m.<br />
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