An ammonia leak at a northeast Texas meat packing plant has sickened dozens of people. A spokeswoman at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant says hospital staff was advised to prepare to receive as many as 40 patients. Spokeswoman Shannon Norfleet says the cases were said to be minor and examinations were expected to be precautionary.

The leak was reported about 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant in Mount Pleasant, about 110 miles northeast of Dallas. Pilgrim's Pride spokeswoman Margaret McDonald said she was gathering details on how the leak occurred.

Source: Sacramento Bee, AP