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Fruit Packing Company Fined

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SAWYER--A fruit packing house is fined ten thousand dollars after an ammonia leak leaves one person sick.   According to Snokist Growers in Sawyer didn't report the leak to authorities.  Department leaders also say the packing house did not cooperate during an initial investigation.   Up to 80 gallons of ammonia were released in June.   Nearby neighbors had to evacuate.   Snokist may appeal the penalty.