- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Company officials say there’ll be some temporary production changes after a chemical leak in Terre Haute last weekend.

Last week more than a dozen people were treated at a hospital after the leak at Hydrite Chemical Co.

Firefighters at the scene said sulfur dioxide had leaked and winds carried fumes to nearby Hulman-Mini Speedway, where a crowd was watching auto races. Many people were evacuated from the area and some complained of respiratory problems including difficulty breathing, nasal irritation, as well as nausea and a metallic taste in their mouths.

WTHI in Terre Haute (https://bit.ly/1Ln5EDw ) reports that Hydrite will stop production from a piece of equipment that leaked during races.

The closures will run from noon to midnight on race days.

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Information from: WTHI-TV, https://www.wthitv.com/

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