Valdosta Daily Times

July 16, 2013

Chemical spill at Wild Adventures

Dean Poling
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA —

Emergency workers have responded this morning to a chemical spill near Wild Adventures' Splash Island.

"This morning, 220 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled behind Splash Island Water Park. Local agencies are here to neutralize the spill. Hydrochloric acid, commonly known as muriatic acid, is used in Splash Island Water Park to control the chlorine levels in the water," said Micha Hogan, park spokesperson.

Wild Adventures plans on opening Spalsh Island later today once authorities have neutralized the spill. The rest of the park is operating today as normal, Hogan said.