Gas leak at desalination plant in Oman's Samail quickly contained

Energy Sunday 02/April/2017 21:00 PM
By: Times News Service
Gas leak at desalination plant in Oman's Samail quickly contained

Muscat: A worker who took ill following a toxic gas leak in Samail is stable now, according to the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA).
The gas leak had been successfully contained the Authority announced on Sunday evening.
The man who was affected by the chlorine leak was quickly transferred to the hospital, and is in a stable condition, PACDA said.
“Rescue teams have been rushed to the spot,” the first tweet reporting the incident said, around 5pm on Sunday.
The leak happened at a desalination plant in Falaj Al Maragha in the Wilayat of Samail. The plant falls under the Public Authority for Electricity and Water.
“A total evacuation of staff has occurred, and we are waiting for the arrival of the team dealing with hazardous materials,” a later tweet said, sharing a picture of the scene, with Civil Defence and ROP vehicles on standby.
An hour later, a team in orange suits and head masks from Civil Defence vehicles arrived to contain the leak.
Just past 7:30 in the evening, PACDA tweeted the successful containment of the chlorine leak.
The team tasked with the dangerous work was pictured being washed down after leaving the site of the leak.