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Tyson plant operating normally after smoking tank

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 18, 2011 at 10:19 a.m.

— A Tyson Foods processing plant in Dakota City is operating normally after firefighters checked out a smoking tank of beef fat.

Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson said Monday that the incident Sunday night involved an overheated tank of beef fat in the by-product rendering area.

Firefighters were called around 10:30 p.m. Sunday after maintenance workers noticed the smoke. Then it was determined that the smoke was coming from the tank of beef fat.

Mickelson says workers were able to remove the fat from the tank, so it could cool down and stop emitting smoke.

The Tyson plant wasn't operating at the time of the incident, so only a handful of maintenance workers were on the job.

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