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According to experts, hypochlorite solutions and sulfuric acid are commonly used in commercial facilities to keep water clean.
Spring, Texas — Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown remained closed on Sunday Dozens of people were sent to hospitals due to chemical leaks On the weekend.
A spokesman for Memorial Hermann Hospital said all 28 people treated there have been discharged in good condition since the incident at the popular spring water park on Saturday.
Editor’s Note: The video attached to this article is from Saturday’s report.
According to researchers, a mixture of 35% sulfuric acid and hypochlorite solution caused skin irritation and breathing problems in children and adults in the children’s pool.
Keith Nathan, owner of Glacier Pool Supplies & Spas in League City, said:
According to Nathan, hypochlorite solutions and sulfuric acid are commonly used in commercial facilities to keep water clean. Nathan said chemical reactions can occur if the ingredients are not mixed correctly.
In large facilities like Splashtown, chemicals are usually released through automated systems.
The Harris County Fire Department is currently investigating what went wrong.
“If more than 60 people get sick and the system can’t figure out problems such as chemicals, there’s definitely a problem with the system,” Judge Lina Hidalgo of Harris County said in a press conference on-site. I am.
The Harris County Public Health Service has closed the water park until further notice.
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