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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Tyson halts production at Tennessee plant due to water issue
Tyson Foods has had to stop or limit production at its plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee, over the past week due to black specks in its water supply, according to a local news report.
Local Tyson plant officials had contacted the mayor and Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce CEO Allen Pitner "to express their concern (and their frustration)." Tyson was critical of what was termed a "lack of urgency" in the response.
According to the report, crews worked overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19-20 to flush the lines. The black specs were a result of iron buildup from inside water pipe walls, possibly jarred loose by recent thunderstorms.