Dozens Receive Medical Attention After Chemical Spill


ATCHISON, KS – One person remains hospitalized a few days after a chemical spill sent a noxious chemical cloud over a northeast Kansas town.

The spill led to a shelter-in-place order for thousands of residents and at least 85 members of the public seeking medical attention.  Authorities closed some roads and evacuated schools.

The spill occurred after two chemicals were inadvertently combined at the MGP Ingredients plant in Atchison. The chemical release created a chemical cloud over sections of Atchison and sparked evacuations.

Officials said dozens of people sought medical treatment largely for respiratory problems. Most had been treated and released.

A spokeswoman for Atchison Hospital said that one person remains hospitalized in stable condition.

The Chemical Safety Board, (CSB), has sent a team to investigate the incident.