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Alleged chemical mixture at Neenah plant sends 3 to hospital

Posted at 5:59 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 19:00:51-05

NEENAH — An alleged chemical mixture inside a Neenah plant sent three employees to the hospital and forced the evacuation of workers and some residents living near the facility.

The Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue received a medical call about noon Wednesday reporting a sick employee at Galloway Co.

Fire chief Kevin Kloehn says hazmat crews have been sent to the scene to investigate whether chlorine was erroneously emptied into a tank filled with acid.

WLUK-TV reports that the three employees were treated and released, WLUK-TV reported. Kloehn says the plant and residents within two blocks downwind of the facility were evacuated and brought to a nearby middle school.

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