Following up on initial reports of an ammonia release during the explosion at the ConAgra plant in Garner, North Carolina, the Environmental Protection Agency was on scene to monitor the air. EPA officials said there was no threat to people who live near the plant, which is located between Interstate 40 and a subdivision but mostly surrounded by large buffers of trees.
Tragically, three ConAgra employees were killed during the explosion and dozens required hospitalization. Government reports indicate that the explosion was caused by a gas leak. For more information, go to: http://www.wral.com/news/local/page/5334990/