Poultry Staffers Return To Work After Ammonia Leak

HURLOCK, Md. (AP) — The Dorchester County authorities say staffers at the Amick Farms poultry processing plant in Hurlock have returned to work after an ammonia leak caused the building to be evacuated.

Local media partners reported that the evacuation happened at about 6:15 Monday morning. Hurlock Police Chief Les Hutton says an on-site management team, hazmat and officers from the Hurlock and Cambridge police departments were on the scene. There were no reported injuries.

The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company, which also responded, says the investigation into the incident determined a faulty valve as the source of the leak.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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