Several treated after ammonia leak in NY

August 13, 2009 5:55:46 AM PDT
Two police officers in upstate New York are being treated for exposure to ammonia fumes after a leak at a milk processing plant in Rochester. Officials says the officers exposed to the fumes were taken to a hospital for observation and a family of six living across the street from the plant were treated at the scene. None of the 25 to 30 employees inside the Upstate Farms Cooperative plant were injured.

Officials say they are investigating what caused the leak early Thursday.

Police blocked off the area around the plant after 911 dispatchers used an automated system to call people in the neighborhood and tell them to stay inside.

Residents have since been told it's safe to leave their homes, and the plant has reopened.

A message left with Upstate Farms wasn't immediately returned.

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