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Chemical leak at Six Flags water park in Texas affects dozens, HAZMAT team reponds

Written by on July 17, 2021

At least 34 people underwent decontamination with a hazmat team on Saturday following a chemical leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, Texas, according to local authorities.

The affected individuals are “experiencing minor skin and/or inhalation irritation,” according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office. Officials said the chemical leak was contained to one attraction at the park.

The Spring Fire Department confirmed that authorities were responding to the incident and urged the public to stay away from the park.

“Several Spring Fire Crews are at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Spring providing emergency care for dozens of people who have been affected by a chemical leak,” the department said. “Please avoid the area.”

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Authorities are monitoring air and water conditions at the park and working to identify the chemicals that caused the issue. The leak’s cause was not immediately clear.

A water park attendee told KHOU that she and her children were at the kiddie pool when they began to experience a burning sensation.

“I just kept wondering why I was burning,” the woman said. She added that her children “seem to be okay” after the incident.

Six Flags could not immediately be reached for comment.

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