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Dozens treated after chemical leak at Texas water park

HOUSTON, Texas -- Authorities say a chemical leak at a Houston-area water park has left dozens suffering from minor skin irritation and respiratory issues.

Twenty-nine people were taken to local hospitals Saturday following the incident at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring.

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office tweeted that 39 others declined to be taken to a hospital after undergoing decontamination procedures.

KPRC-TV reported that some of those who became sick were children, including a 3-year-old who was hospitalized in stable condition.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident, which they said was contained to one attraction. In the meantime, the county has ordered the park to be closed.

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    1. Fake news Charlie Dumbo. Nope. Wrong again nitwit. It was waterborne not airborne. First detected at the kiddy pool where a lifeguard was first to get contaminated.

  1. According to local media sources the chemicals involved included hypochlorite solution (chlorine) and 35% sulfuric acid. The leak was first detected at the kiddy pool. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown.

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