50 people sickened in chemical spill in Salt Lake City

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The Salt Lake City Fire Department said the leak occurred Wednesday morning at a chemical manufacturing plant called Thatcher Chemicals. Fire officials estimate that 300-400 gallons of sulfur dioxide leaked. At least two people were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions were unknown. Most people reported feeling a burn in their throats or having trouble breathing.
Fire officials say the spill is contained. The Utah Division of Water Quality sent crews to test for possible contamination in a canal near the location in the western part of Salt Lake City.
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