Texas water park chemical leak blamed on filtration system
SPRING, Texas (AP) — A Texas water park says a chemical exposure that sent dozens of people to hospitals was caused by “improper installation” of a water filtration system.
Six Flags officials said Wednesday that a third-party service company improperly installed the system at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, causing pool-sanitizing chemicals to be released in an outdoor kiddie pool area on July 17.
About 30 people were hospitalized as a result, and 200 people have joined a lawsuit against Six Flags, which owns the water park.
Six Flags did not identify the company that installed the system.
The park was reopening to the public Thursday.
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