Chemical spill injures 1 at Frito Lay

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BELOIT - A chemical spill Tuesday morning at Frito Lay resulted in one person being injured, according to the Beloit Fire Department.

The chemical spill occurred around 11:23 a.m. at the plant in the 2800 block of Kennedy Drive. According to the department, the spill was contained and Frito Lay was evacuated as a precaution. The acid that was spilled is used in Frito Lay's production process in washing the potatoes before they are turned into chips, fire command staff said.

The Janesville Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response team was called to the scene, according to the department. Response teams left the area at around 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday night, according to the department's call log.

The individual who was injured was not transported to hospital, the Beloit Fire Department said.

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