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Tue, 08 Nov, 2016 12:00:40 AM
FTimes- Xinhua Report, Nov 8
 
Stora Enso mill in Kemi. File Photo Lehtikuva.
Five people were sent to hospital after hydrogen sulfide gas leaked in a pulp mill on Monday in Kemi, northern Finland.
 
The pulp mill belongs to the Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso, Finnish news agency STT reported.
 
 A total of five people, who were exposed to the toxic gas, were sent to hospital for checkup. One of them was hospitalized as the exposure was serious.
 
Part of the pulp mill was evacuated and the number of the evacuees was estimated to be a few dozen.
 
Harri Paldanius, head dispatcher at the Lapland rescue service, told STT that there was no risk of explosion and no danger to the nearby residents.
 
However, hydrogen sulfide still remained in the factory and rescue workers had to ventilate the gas away.
 
Juha Makimattila, director of the mill, said that the gas leak occurred in connection with a repair work at the gas system.
 
According to the rescue department, the leak was caused obviously by pipeline break. 
 
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