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Ammonia Leak Forces Tyson Plant To Close For A Day

Officials say an ammonia leak Wednesday forced a beef slaughterhouse in western Iowa to close down for a day.

DENISON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say an ammonia leak has forced a beef slaughterhouse in western Iowa to close down for a day.

A spokesman for Tyson Fresh Meats says the Denison plant is expected to resume operations on Thursday.

The Sioux City Journal reports that the leak was discovered before Wednesday's production began. Workers were evacuated, and no injuries have been reported.

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