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Company Apologizes For Ammonia Leak, Restarts Operations

Wed, 08/25/2010 - 4:36am

THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — A refrigeration company says it's sorry for the ammonia leak that sent dozens of people to hospitals around Mobile.

Millard Refrigerated Services issued a statement late Tuesday apologizing to people who reported medical problems or experienced discomfort because of the leak at its plant in Theodore along an industrial canal. It says it's trying to determine the cause of the leak and to make sure the plant is safe.

The company says about 74 employees were at the plant at the time of the accident, and one was taken to a hospital. It says crew members of a ship docked at the Millard port also sought medical attention.

The Nebraska-based company says the plant should return to full operation on Wednesday.

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