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MGPI Processing, Inc. Toxic Chemical Release

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Incident Description:

On October 21, 2016, a chemical release occurred at the MGPI Processing plant in Atchison, Kansas. MGPI Processing produces distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. The release occurred when a chemical delivery truck, owned and operated by Harcros Chemicals, was inadvertently connected to a tank containing incompatible material. The plume generated by the chemical reaction led to a shelter-in-place order for thousands of residents. At least 120 employees and members of the public sought medical attention.

Investigation Status:

The CSB's final investigation was released on 1.3.2018.