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Ammo Plant Production Line Remains Shut Down

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 10:03am
The Associated Press

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — A key production line remains shut down at the Radford Army Ammunition plant after a chemical leak.

The Army and plant operator BAE Systems had said after Sunday's incident that they expected operations to return to normal Tuesday, but it didn't happen. Army spokeswoman Joy Case told the Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/M6DRZi ) that officials are still reviewing the incident, and it could take several days.

BAE spokesman Neil Franz said that by "normal," officials had meant that the plant would be fully ready to meet customers' needs on Tuesday, and that was achieved. The Army previously said it has an inventory it can draw from in times of need.

One employee was taken to a hospital for observation after exposure to fumes. Officials say he was released Monday morning.

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