Chemical spills at N. Salt Lake water treatment plant

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A North Salt Lake water treatment plant employee was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon for a precautionary evaluation after a fluorine chemical spill occurred inside the facility.

South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jim Rampton said hazardous materials workers were called about 12:30 p.m. when the spill occurred during a delivery at 1100 N. 40 East.

The employee was treated at the scene and was conscious, breathing and alert when taken to the hospital for further examination. He was released a short time later, Rampton said.

No one else was injured.

Traffic on 1100 North was restricted between 800 West and 1100 West for close to three hours during the cleanup.

Bob Mims