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Chlorine exposure a concern for crooks following break-in at Roddickton water treatment plant, police say


RODDICKON, NL – Breaking into a water treatment plant is not a wise idea, according to the RCMP.

In a news release Friday, police expressed concern for the safety of whoever is responsible for a recent break and enter at the water treatment facility in Roddickton due to a chemical used at the site.

After gaining entry by forcing open a door this week, someone stole building materials, including two-by-four lumber. They also damaged the building.

The concern stems from the use of chlorine used to treat water at the plant. As it is highly toxic, the chemical poses a risk to any person who enters the building without proper training and equipment.

Police also suggested an ATV with a trailer may have been used to commit the crime.

The break-in occurred between 12 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Anyone with information on the offense is being asked to come forward.

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