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Friday
Mar302012

Dozens Treated for Fume Inhalation in Possible California Gas Leak 

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VALLEJO, Calif.) -- A hazmat situation in Vallejo, Calif., about 30 minutes from San Francisco, in which fumes from a local business overtook several dozen people, is now under control, according to officials on the scene.

At least 75 people were being treated for symptoms of nausea and shortness of breath, Friday afternoon, with some being transported by ambulance to area hospitals.

A spokesperson from the Vallejo Fire Department said Friday, according to ABC affiliate KGO-TV, that the fumes were caused by a carbon dioxide leak in the kitchen area of the Ghiringhelli food processing plant, which has been stopped using a shut-off valve.

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