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No danger to drinking water after lime leak, officials say

No danger to drinking water after lime leak, officials say
Posted at 2:52 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 14:52:09-04

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Middletown officials say there's no danger to the city's drinking water after a lime powder leak at the water treatment plant. 

Emergency services were called to the plant at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday after a leak was discovered. Officials suspect a valve failure from a storage tank caused the leak, they said in a news release. 

Two plant workers were treated at Atrium Medical Center.

Officials said the leak was contained in a maintenance area and emphasized there's no danger to the drinking water.

The lime powder is used in water softening.