11 US soldiers taken ill after drinking compound found in antifreeze

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By ACACIA CORONADO | AP
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Sat, 2021-01-30 06:12

An investigation into what sickened 11 soldiers who ingested an unauthorized substance shows they drank an industrial compound found in antifreeze believing it was alcohol following a 10-day field training exercise at Fort Bliss in Texas, US Army officials said Friday.
Lt. Col. Allie Payne, public affairs officer for the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, said in a press conference that initial laboratory reports indicate the soldiers consumed ethylene glycol, commonly found in automotive products including engine coolant and brake fluid.

This Sept. 9, 2014 file photo shows entrance to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, where the 11 US Army soldiers have been injured after ingesting ethylene glycol during a field training exercise. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)
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