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Portland Area Chlorine Shortage Is Over

PORTLAND, Ore. — The chlorine shortage that was impacting water departments across the Pacific Northwest is over.

Westlake Chemical in Longview, Washington has repaired a transformer and is back in operation.

The Portland Water Bureau has resumed normal operations. They reduced chlorine to the minimum levels required during the shortage to make their supply last longer. They have now returned the amount of chlorine added to drinking water to the regular level.

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