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Thu May 28, 2020, 03:11 AM

Two Kansas companies pay $1 million each for releasing toxic gas cloud over Atchison

Two Kansas companies have each paid $1 million in fines for releasing toxic gas that surrounded Atchison, prompting more than 100 people to seek medical attention in 2016.

Harcros Chemicals, based in Kansas City, Kansas, and MGP Ingredients, headquartered in Atchison, pleaded guilty to negligently violating the Clean Air Act, which is a misdemeanor, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas.

U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree sentenced the companies Wednesday.

On Oct. 21, 2016, a Harcros driver delivering sulfuric acid arrived at Midwest Grain Productís Atchison facility. The driver mistakenly connected the hose to a line of sodium hypochlorite instead of sulfuric acid, court documents said.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article243039356.html

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Thu May 28, 2020, 09:04 AM

1. Gotta be something wrong ..

With a system that takes this long to reach a verdict,

did .. didn't?.

Not that hard...

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