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Dec 11, 2015 5:41 PM

Lebanon firefighters assist as leak of liquified natural gas is found and plugged

LEBANON - A small leak in a liquified natural gas system supplying the Kleen Laundry on Foundry Street brought out firefighters to assist a maintenance crew in plugging the leak.

The fire department was called shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday. The extent and location of the leak could not be immediately detected because the area had iced over. After thawing out the area, the leak was tracked to a fitting attached to a thermometer used to monitor the temperature of the liquified natural gas entering a vaporizer. The fitting was ultimately removed and the hole plugged.

Firefighters say there was no natural gas detected at anytime beyond the immediate area of the leak. There were no injuries and firefighters cleared the scene just after noon.

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