Streamwood Ammonia Leak Sends 7 To Hospital

(Streamwood, IL)  —  Seven people are being treated in the hospital after an ammonia leak at a food processing plant in north suburban Streamwood.  The incident happened last night in the refrigeration system at Fresh Express on East Lake Street.  Fire officials say several people had trouble breathing.  Five employees were transported to St. Alexius Hospital and two firefighters exposed to vapors were sent to the same hospital for evaluation.  All of the victims are expected to be OK.