Chemical spill at Alabama water treatment plant sends 54 to hospitals
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Toxic gas at a water treatment plant in Alabama sent dozens of people to the hospital Wednesday morning.
A chemical spill caused sodium hypochlorite to mix with ferric sulfate at a Birmingham Water Works treatment plant near Highway 280, AL.com reported. Both chemicals are used to treat water separately. When combined, they create a toxic gas.
Fourteen workers complained of respiratory issues after the spill and were taken to the hospital. Another 40 were taken to the hospital as a precaution.