Smelly chicken meal being removed in Hays

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HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Union Pacific crews are starting to clear out tons of chicken meal that spilled in Hays after a mid-July train derailment.

The meal, destined for use in making cat food, has been giving off a powerful odor that’s drawn complaints from residents of the northwest Kansas community. But Dan Wells, an administrator with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, tells KAYS-AM (http://bit.ly/16A8OAf ) there’s no danger to public health.

Eighteen cars of a westbound Union Pacific train went off the tracks July 16 when the train hit a standing train.

A car containing the chicken meal split in half. Crews later bulldozed the meal into a large pile and covered it with tarps.

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Information from: KAYS-AM.

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