Health Study Results to be Released on 2005 Graniteville Chlorine Gas Disaster

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Study results will be released to the public Saturday, May 4 on how the 2005 chlorine gas disaster in Graniteville, SC is affecting the community's health.

In 2005, 9 people died and hundreds were injured when a train car, carrying toxic chlorine gas, ran off the tracks and ruptured. About 60 tons of chlorine gas blanketed the town of Graniteville, SC. 

The University of South Carolina's Arnold School has been investigating the long-term health impact of the accident on community members.

They will release their findings at the “Healthy You, Healthy Graniteville” event Saturday.

The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Creek West of Family Y in Graniteville, SC.

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