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.