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Broken Valve Causes Chemical Spill, Five Hospitalized

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 7:43am

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — A chemical spill at a Fort Atkinson manufacturing plant has sent five people to the hospital.

Fire officials say phosphoric acid spilled after a valve broke on a 330 gallon container at the Spacesaver Corp. plant early Tuesday. The plant was evacuated.

Fire Capt. Mark Schoenleber tells WISC-TV five people exposed to the acid were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The Jefferson County hazardous materials unit was called to clean up the spill.

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