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Friday, October 21, 2016

Atchison, Kansas: Evacuations Necessary After Large Chemical Cloud Forms

Thousands in this northeastern Kansas city were told to either "shelter in-place" or evacuate after two toxic chemicals were accidentally mixed together at MGP Inc. in Atchison Friday morning.

The chemicals formed a noxious cloud that spread across this city of 11000- about 40 miles N.W. of Kansas City.

From the KSHB-41 news story- "According to the Atchison City Manager's Office, sodium hydrochlorite, also known as sodium hypochlorite, and sulfuric acid were inadvertently mixed together in the wrong holding tank Friday morning, which caused a reaction."

More than 50 people were treated at the Atchison hospital- none reported serious injuries. 

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