On Air Now

Current Show

WSAU Wisconsin Morning News   5:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Seth Mela, Tom King and Chris Conley

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
57° Feels Like: 57°
Wind: SW 5 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.01”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Partly Cloudy 75°

Tonight

Clear 53°

Tomorrow

Mostly Sunny 79°

Alerts

About 70 taken ill after California chemical plant leak

(Reuters) - About 70 people were taken ill after a sulphuric acid leak at a chemical company in California late on Monday, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.

People in the Carson area complained of throat and nose irritation and vomiting after being exposed to an "apparent sulphuric acid release in the air from a neighboring business," Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Robert Diaz said.

Thirteen people were treated at local hospitals and later released, Fire Department official Phil Ulloa said. Others were treated at the scene.

Ulloa said the leak was caused by a scrubber machine malfunctioning at the Solvay chemical plant.

It was not immediately clear if there were any workers at the Solvay plant at the time of the leak.

Diaz said any threat to public safety "had been mitigated." Carson is a city of about 92,000 in Los Angeles County, California.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

Comments