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Evacuations after Ballarat pool chemical issue

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At least five people have been  treated by paramedics and one taken to hospital after a chemical incident at the Ballarat Specialist School. At least five people have been  treated by paramedics and one taken to hospital after a chemical incident at the Ballarat Specialist School. 
The Education Department says a maintenance worker was mixing pool chemicals around 9.30am today, leading to a very strong odour.
The pool was cleared and the junior/therapy area evacuated. 
Parents have been contacted the department says classes returned to normal later in the day.