Leak forces Iowa slaughterhouse to close for a day
June 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson
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 today (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.