Woman recovering after Portland propane leak

3:32 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A woman is expected to be OK after being taken to the hospital to be treated for exposure to propane gas.

The EnviroLogix building in Portland was evacuated around 10:00 AM Wednesday after the woman and several other employees began feeling light-headed and nauseous.

Employees reported the smell of mercaptan, which is the odorant in natural gas to the building's maintenance staff. The maintenance staff found a stronger odor outside the building.

They called Maine Gas, who shut down the gas and found a small leak in a propane tank outside the building.

Portland Deputy Fire Chief Scott Thomes says there's no gas leak inside the building.

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