Mostly Cloudy
22°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Leakage at Lyndon business

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 3:16 p.m. CST

LYNDON – Authorities responded on Wednesday to an ammonia leakage at Gold Star FS in Lyndon. But no one was taken to the hospital, a company official said.

Tony Marchand of Gold Star FS, which sells agricultural products around Illinois, confirmed the incident.

"It was a small event fortunately," he said. "We got ahold of the proper authorities. Nine people were taken to the fire department to be checked out. No one went to the hospital. It's one of those things where we err on the side of caution."

Authorities couldn't be reached for comment.

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

National video



Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion