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2 dozen treated after truck explodes; chemical hits air, ignites
2 dozen treated after truck explodes; chemical hits air, ignites

More than two dozen people have gone to local hospitals after they were exposed to chemical fumes from an explosion at a water waste company in Santa Paula. At about 3:45 a.m., two workers were removing 1,200 gallons of a chemical, possibly an organic peroxide, with a vacuum truck at Santa Clara Waste Water Co. in the 800 block of Mission Rock Road when it suddenly exploded, fire officials said. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post identified the company where the explosion took place as the Santa Clara Water Waste Co. It is the Santa Clara Waste Water Co. ------------ The chemical, when it hit the air, crystallized and became combustible, fire spokeswoman...

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