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May 23, 2012 7:56 AM by AP

4 hospitalized after being exposed to chlorine

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Four Georgia Gulf contract employees are recovering after being exposed to chlorine at work.

WAFB TV reports the accident happened at the chemical and vinyls plant in Plaquemine around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A Georgia Gulf spokesman said the four were near a railcar when the chlorine was being offloaded, but they were not the ones handling it.

Parish officials said there was no need for road closures or evacuations.

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