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Battery accident at Enersys under control

The Hays Fire Department responded to a "processing accident" Wednesday at Enersys, just off U.S. Highway 183 Bypass west of Hays, but the battery manufacturing plant's employees had the hazardous material situation under control by the time firefighters arrived.

Hays Fire Chief Gary Brown said a battery overheated, releasing a hydrogen sulfide gas. The incident was "isolated and under control with internal controls" when firefighters arrived after alarms were activated in the plant.