Ammonia leak contained at Goodlettsville Tyson plant

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – HAZMAT crews were called to an ammonia leak at the Tyson Foods plant in Goodlettsville Thursday morning.

The cause of the 5:30 a.m. leak at the Cartwright Street facility wasn’t immediately known.

Six people were evaluated by medics, two of whom were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The leak was contained and workers were able to re-enter the facility by 8:30 a.m. after being detained at a nearby parking lot.

The facility employs around 1,600 people. Ammonia is used for cooling and refrigeration.

No additional information was immediately released.