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UPDATE: Chlorine Leak in Jasper, AR, Evacuation Canceled, Clean Up Underway


JASPER, Ark. -- A chlorine leak from a truck on Arkansas Highway 7, south of Jasper, Arkansas, is causing evacuations of homes and the Jasper Elementary and High School. The truck is located on "Trucker's Curve" near the Newton County Library and the city ...


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