47 sent to hospital after landfill gas leak - New York News

47 sent to hospital after landfill gas leak

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CORTLAND, Ill. (AP) - About four dozen students and employees of a northern Illinois elementary school were taken to the hospital after landfill gas leaked nearby.

Officials at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb say none of the injuries or illnesses were life threatening. WDKB radio reports students and faculty at Cortland Elementary School in Cortland reported dizziness and other symptoms. Cortland is a town of about 4,300 residents just east of DeKalb.

The school was closed for the rest of the day Tuesday.

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