FREEPORT — Firefighters and the Brunswick Hazardous Materials Team responded just before 8: 30 a. m. Friday to the Freeport Sewer District wastewater treatment plant on South Freeport Road where 50 gallons of sodium hypochlorite spilled in the facility’s chemical room.

No evacuation was required and two people checked by rescue personnel “are OK,” Freeport Fire Chief Darrel Fournier said from the scene.

Sodium hypochlorite — which Fournier said “is similar to a strong household bleach” — was contained in the chemical room, officer manager Holly Perry said Friday afternoon.

Maine Emergency Management was notified, but Fournier said they likely would not need to respond.

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