A bluish cloud spotted over the Lancaster County, SC, water plant on Riverside Road Monday morning led to a HazMat situation.

Emergency crews were called to the water plant off Highway 5 near the Catawba River. The road was shut down after reports of a chemical leak at the plant.

The utility company said a very small amount of chlorine dioxide, which is used to disinfect drinking water, leaked and formed a fog.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control was contacted, but the chemical was shut off and the leak was contained.

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There were no evacuations or injuries and no impact on the drinking water.

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