Dozens sickened by LA-area chemical fumes

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Updated: 12/09/2013 9:28 pm

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say more than 50 people have been treated for dizziness or other problems after noxious chemical fumes erupted at a Los Angeles-area manufacturing plant.

Authorities say complaints began coming in at around 11 a.m. Monday after workers mixed three chemicals at the Air Logistics plant in Monrovia, east of Los Angeles. The company makes materials used in pipelines and cables.

Authorities say the chemical mixture heated up and sent fumes into the air.

City officials say 45 people were treated at the scene and at least nine others were treated at hospitals after complaining of dizziness, vomiting and breathing problems.

About 200 people at Air Logistics and nearby businesses were quarantined for several hours until a hazardous materials team gave the all-clear.

 

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