Health authorities say the air quality in and around Atchison, Kan., has returned to normal after a toxic chemical cloud released from a local food additive and beverage plant enveloped the city Friday morning, sending more than 100 people to the hospital. The accident happened at the MGP Ingredients plant a couple minutes after 8 a.m. when a worker at the facility accidentally combined sulfuric acid and sodium hypochlorite, creating a reaction that sent a massive plume of chlorine gas over the city. The noxious smog was so thick in some areas that it reduced visibility to near zero. “Two ... Read More
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