August 12, 2013
Police, fire and hazmat teams responded to a chemical leak at the showed up Greenhouse Health Club in Newport.
The cause of the leak was an explosion in the pump room. It caused the bromaine, which is used to sterilize whirlpools and hot tubs, to be released into the air.
The leak only caused club manager Wally Moore to pass out and be sent to the hospital. That happened when he opened the door to the pump room, as fumes overwhelmed him.
Only eight clients were on scene at the time, and they were immediately evacuated.
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