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67 people treated after accident involving chemicals at MGP Ingredients plant in Atchison, Kansas

Modified Date: 
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:15am
Accident Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2016

Toxic chemical fog in Atchison, Kan., leaves 67 injured in its wake

An apparently accidental mixture of sodium hypochlorite and sulfuric acid at the MGP Ingredients plant between 10th and 14th Streets created a dangerous chemical fog that covered downtown Atchison and sparked evacuations and highway shutdowns.

Chemical Spill at Kansas Plant Sends Dozens to Hospital

“That cloud has 100 percent dissipated,” Atchison City Manager Trey Cocking said in a press conference Friday afternoon, adding that all patients appeared to be “making a full recovery.”

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