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Firefighters tackle factory chemical leak in Livingston

About 20 firefighters have tackled a chemical leak in Livingston overnight.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue were called to the Mitsubishi air conditioning factory in Houston industrial estate at about 0230 BST.

There were reports that refrigeration gas was escaping in one of the company's test rooms.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the area to make it safe.

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