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Explosion at Cherokee Nitrogen plant in Colbert County

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COLBERT COUNTY - AL -

One person is injured after an explosion at the Cherokee Nitrogen Plant in Colbert County.

WHNT in Huntsville confirms the explosion happened at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday. By 11:15 p.m., fire trucks and personnel had cleared the scene.

The extent of the person's injuries are unknown at this time. Officials say the explosion was minor, but some residents across the Shoals could actually feel the explosion.

The plant produces ammonia, nitric acid, and other flammable and potentially toxic chemicals. The incident is under investigation.

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