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Part of east-end St. John's reopened to public after 'chemical spill'

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Police say part of east-end St. John's, N.L., that was closed to the public Wednesday following what it described as a chemical spill is now reopened.

On its Twitter account, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said a large area around the Newco Metal & Auto Recycling site was safe later Wednesday after "an early day hazardous material situation."

HAZMAT investigators were on the scene as police cordoned off public access to the area.

Deputy chief Don Byrne of the St. John's Regional Fire Department told radio station VOCM that a chlorine tank was punctured.

No serious injuries were reported.

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