Emergency crews at the Madisonville Coca-Cola plant for an ammonia leak.
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Officials at the Coca-Cola plant in Madisonville after an ammonia leak.
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Ammonia leak prompts evacuation at Madisonville Coca-Cola plant

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CINCINNATI - Officials are investigating what led to an ammonia leak at the Madisonville Coca-Cola plant late Sunday night.

Hazardous material teams, rescue units and Cincinnati fire crews rushed to the Coca-Cola plant, 5100 Duck Creek Road, around 11:55 p.m. after employees reported an ammonia leak. Employees evacuated the building following the leak.

Exposure to ammonia can cause eyes to burn and can be deadly if too much is inhaled.

An automatic valve in the building cut off the leak before too much of the gas was released.

Coca-Cola representatives have not released details about when the plant will return to normal operation.

Officials have not released any additional details about the leak at this time.

Stay with 9 News and WCPO.com for updates as they become available.

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