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Ammonia leak shuts down Cactus meat processing plant

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Cactus, Texas - A local plant shut down Wednesday morning after an ammonia leak in the facility.

First and second shifts were canceled at JBS Swift in Cactus after what was said to have been a minor ammonia leak.

Cameron Bruett with Swift's corporate communications tells us a safety valve was triggered at this facility early Wednesday morning causing that ammonia leak. He says there were no major injuries, however the Moore County Hospital did confirm 11 people were transported from this facility there. All have since treated and released.

As of Wednesday afternoon production at the facility we're told is at a halt until the cause of that safety valve trigger is determined.

 

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