Explosion at Colbert County Nitrogen Plant


There was an explosion in Colbert County at the Cherokee Nitrogen Plant just after 10:00 p.m.  The blast was felt across the Shoals and into Florence.

No word yet on what caused the explosion, but we can confirm it was on the 'Ammonia side' of the building.

As of now, all employees are accounted for. One person is being treated for a minor injury.

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