Smithfield's Tar Heel pork plant to remain closed until Friday
June 18 (Reuters) - Smithfield Foods Inc's' Tar Heel, North Carolina pork plant, the world's largest, will remained closed until Friday after an ammonia leak accident on Tuesday, said Dennis Pittman, a company spokesman.
A water tank collapsed, causing the ammonia leak, and about 2,400 workers were evacuated. Electrical power to the plant was partially knocked out when the tank collapsed.
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