Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021

Dozens Treated After Chemical Leak at Texas Water Park

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A chemical leak at a Houston-area water park left dozens suffering from minor skin irritation and respiratory issues Saturday, authorities said. Twenty-nine people were taken to local hospitals following the incident at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office wrote on Twitter. Thirty-nine others declined to be taken to a hospital after undergoing decontamination procedures. KPRC-TV reported that some of those who became sick were children, including a 3-year-old who was hospitalized in stable condition. The chemicals involved included hypochlorite solution and 35 percent sulfuric acid, officials said. “The safety of our guests and team member is always our highest priority and the park was immediately cleared as we try to determine a cause,” Hurricane Harbor Splashtown spokesperson Rosie Shepard said in a statement, according to news outlets. “Out of an abundance of caution, the park has been closed for the day.” Authorities are …

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