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2 Kansas companies indicted over noxious chemical cloud


ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — Two companies have been indicted on federal charges after a 2016 mistake at a northeast Kansas distilling plant released a noxious cloud of fumes that prosecutors allege caused more than 140 people to seek medical treatment.

The U.S. attorney's office announced Wednesday that Midwest Grain Products Inc., of Atchison, Kansas, and Harcros Chemicals Inc., of Kansas City, Kansas, are charged with Clean Air Act violations that put the public in danger. The indictment alleges that the cloud formed after a driver for Harcros pulled a truck into Midwest Grain's facility in...

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