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Ammonia leak at milk processing plant forces evacuation

July 26, 2012

SEATTLE — An ammonia leak at the Darigold milk processing plant in Seattle forced evacuations of nearby businesses and caused a massive traffic jam, the Seattle Times reported.

At 7:35 a.m., workers “reported a large boom and saw a large cloud,” Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said.

Hazmat crews were called in to ventilate the facility.

“We shut off a two block perimeter, evacuated a strip mall and a daycare center,” Moore said.

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