1 remains hospitalized after chemical spill in Kansas

Photo Courtesy Melissa Greenstein (@MGreensteinTV)
Photo Courtesy Melissa Greenstein (@MGreensteinTV)

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

The spill occurred Friday morning 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 Friday, largely for respiratory problems. Most had been treated and released by later Friday.

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

The Kansas City Star reports that the company said in a statement Saturday that MGP is working with regulatory agencies to “fully understand the cause and mitigate the chance of a similar incident occurring in the future.”