A chemical leak at a Houston-area water park left dozens of people with mild skin irritation and respiratory problems Saturday, authorities said.

Twenty-nine people were taken to local hospitals following the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown incident in Spring, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office tweeted. Another 39 people refused to be taken to a hospital after undergoing decontamination procedures.

The chemicals involved included a 35% sulfuric acid and hypochlorite solution, authorities said.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident, which they said was contained in an attraction in the park. Meanwhile, the county ordered the park closed.

“Grateful for the quick action of the first responders today at Splashtown,” said Houston Chief Elect Official Lina Hidalgo, tweeted. “We have issued a closure order to investigate and make sure the park meets all the requirements before reopening.”

The Associated Press



Reference-toronto.citynews.ca

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