FIve people have been taken to hospital after an ammonia leak at a meat-processing plant on Ynys Môn. 

Fire crews and the ambulance service attended at the 2 Sisters factory in Llangefni this morning though the plant is now operating as normal. 

The Health and Safety Executive has said it is aware of the incident and is making inquiries. 

The firm said the five staff members had been taken to hospital as a precaution and it had been given the green light to resume operations by the fire service. 

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A spokesperson for the company said: “We can confirm that there was an ammonia leak at our Llangefni factory this morning.  

“Colleague safety is our number one priority, the factory was evacuated as per emergency protocols and the fire brigade and ambulance service quickly attended.  

“The fire brigade advised when the building was safe to re-enter and they have now left the site. Five colleagues have been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.  The factory is now operating as normal.” 

Ynys Mon MS Rhun ap Iorwerth said his thoughts are with those affected. He said: "I wish them well for a full recovery, and I’m grateful to the emergency services for their response. I’ll now be contacting 2 Sisters to learn more about the circumstances, and the measures that will now be put in place to ensure the safety of all those working at the plant and in community.”

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