Chemical spill in Atchison, Kansas turns to gaseous plume

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21/10/2016 from Qatar

-The plume has dissipated from a chemical spill that had spurred dire warnings Friday in Atchison, Kansas.

-Residents who’d been advised to take shelter inside can now leave their homes.

-The spill occurred during a delivery at a plant just after 8 a.m. (9 a.m. ET), when two chemicals were inadvertently mixed together, sending a gaseous plume into the air.

-18 people have been treated for respiratory discomfort.

-Atchison is located in northeast Kansas, about 20 miles from Leavenworth and 40 miles from Kansas City.

-The spill occurred near a sewage plant operated by MGP Ingredients. Headquartered in Atchison, MGP produces distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches.