Berkshire

Chemical leak shuts Berkshire sports centre

A leisure centre in Berkshire had to be evacuated after a chemical leak.

Fire crews were called to Bulmershe Leisure Centre in Woodley earlier when sodium hypochlorite, used in swimming pools as a disinfectant, began to leak.

Specialists from the fire service's chemical incident unit arrived and removed an amount of hazardous material from the area as a precaution.

The leisure centre, run by Woodley Town Council, was later fully reopened with no-one harmed during the incident.

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