Storm Like Tyson Plant evacuated following ammonia leak

No one was hurt following an ammonia leak at the Tyson Poultry plant, in Storm Lake, last night. 

The Storm Lake Fire Department was called to the plant shortly after 11-30 p.m. last night. 

Staff told authorities ammonia was leaking from a fitting on a chiller in the white meat room.

The plant was evacuated.

Staff isolated the leak and ventilated the building. Crews were on scene for two hours.

No environmental impact is expected.

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