The JBS pork plant in Louisville, Ky., reported an ammonia leak this morning that forced the evacuation of the plant, according to local news reports. Fire and rescue personnel were called to the facility in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood around 7:30 a.m. local time.
No injuries were reported, and the leak had been stopped, according to the most recent updates. Firefighters were ventilating the building to ensure the safety of the plant environment before letting employees return. A JBS representative told one media outlet that they company was investigating the cause of the incident.