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MGPI Processing, Inc. Toxic Chemical Release
Location: Atchison, KS
Incident Occurred On: 10/21/2016
Incident Type: Release

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Incident Description
On October 21, 2016, a chemical release occurred at the MGPI Processing plant in Atchison, Kansas. MGPI Processing produces distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. The release occurred when a chemical delivery truck, owned and operated by Harcros Chemicals, was inadvertently connected to a tank containing incompatible material. The plume generated by the chemical reaction led to a shelter-in-place order for thousands of residents. At least 120 employees and members of the public sought medical attention.
Investigation Status
The CSB's investigation is currently ongoing



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