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Newbattle Pool reopens after chlorine gas leak

A Midlothian swimming pool which was evacuated following a chlorine gas leak has reopened.

Newbattle Pool, on Newtongrange Main Street, reopened at 09:00 after closing at 15:20 on Wednesday following the emergency.

Two staff members received treatment after suffering throat irritation from the gas. One returned to work and the other is due back later.

A batch of hypochlorite pellets causing the fumes have been removed.

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