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Antioch Water Park to Reopen After Swimmers Fall Ill

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    Antioch Water Park to Reopen After Swimmers Fall Ill
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    The Antioch Water Park remained closed following an incident Thursday, June 18, 2015, in which about 40 people, mostly children, fell ill from a possible chemical exposure.

    The Antioch Water Park is scheduled to reopen Saturday following an incident Thursday in which about 40 people, mostly children, fell ill from a possible chemical exposure.

    The chemical in question was most likely chlorine, however the park's staff are testing the water to find out exactly what the chemical is and how the exposure happened, according to a spokeswoman with the city's Parks and Recreation Department. 

    The park's Sport Pool will remain closed to allow the city and county to continue testing the water.

    At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday water park staff closed the facility, located at 4701 Lone Tree Way, in response to the chemical malfunction in one of the park's five swimming pools.

    Swimmers Fall Ill at East Bay Water Park

    [BAY] Swimmers Fall Ill at East Bay Water Park
    Ambulances were sent to an East Bay water park after more than 30 people complained of sickness due to possible chemical exposure, authorities said.
    (Published Thursday, June 18, 2015)

    Emergency crews initially arrived at the park after a child began complaining of respiratory problems after swimming, according to Contra Costa Fire Protection District.

    At least 10 people were taken to the hospital Thursday following the incident, fire officials said.

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