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Ammonia Release at Emmi Roth Plant Prompts Evacuations

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Residents near the Seymour, WI plant were evacuated for several hours during the incident.

Emergency personnel were called to the Emmi Roth cheese production plant in Seymour, WI Saturday evening for an airborne anhydrous ammonia release, Outgamie County Emergency Management announced in a statement on Facebook.

Crews were dispatched to the Bronson Road facility at 7 p.m. “Upon arrival, signs of an ammonia release were observed, and emergency personnel began evacuation of residents in the immediate area of the release,” the agency’s release said.

A HAZMAT team and firefighters worked to contain the release and the evacuation order was later lifted. Local television news station WBAY said the leak was controlled by 11:38 p.m.

An investigation into the cause of the release is underway.

Emmi Roth acquired the Seymour plant from Great Lakes Cheese in 2019. The facility produces blue cheese.

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