Hydrogen peroxide leak at Missouri wastewater plant

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | Crews in Springfield have been working on a chemical leak at a wastewater treatment plant.

The hydrogen peroxide leak was reported Saturday night at the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant and has been contained.

Springfield officials said in a news release Sunday that the fire department responded to the incident about 9 p.m. Saturday after workers discovered a leak believed to be in a discharge line connected to a tank containing hydrogen peroxide.

The hydrogen peroxide is used for odor control. It was unclear how much hydrogen peroxide spilled or what caused the spill.

A nearby storm drain was blocked, and the ground near the tank was diluted with water as part of the cleanup.

Officials said the spill was not expected to cause any long-term adverse effect.