Officials are looking for the source of a small chlorine leak at a General Mills Inc. plant near Carlisle in central Iowa.
Capt. Steve Brown of the Des Moines Fire Department says alarms in a chlorine storage room went off around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
A haz-mat team from Des Moines was sent to the plant. Brown says there was an odor of chlorine and the team’s instruments got a “slight hit,” but emergency crews couldn’t pinpoint the source and the odor then dissipated.
Brown says a vent may have released a small amount of chlorine. There were no injuries and no evacuation was ordered.
Carlisle is about 12 miles southeast of Des Moines.