Gas Explosion at Seaboard Foods Plant Under Investigation

An explosion causes a plant shut down on Wednesday at Seaboard Foods in Guymon, Okla. ( Photo: Public Radio Tulsa )

An investigation is underway after an explosion of a Seaboard Foods natural gas compressor station in Guyman, Okla. on Tuesday, reports CBS News Channel 10.

“Seaboard Foods reports that emergency protocols and procedures were followed, and local emergency responders were called to the scene,” said the report.

The compressor is located behind the Guymon pork processing plant, but is not part of the plant, said Seaboard in an alert to the community. The pork plant processes more than 5 million market hogs annually, Seaboard states on its website.

No one was injured in the explosion, but it damaged the compressor station and caused power outages in the area. No damage was caused to the neighboring pork processing and biodiesel plants, Seaboard reported, however a Seaboard spokesman told Meatingplace that “the explosion prompted an electrical safety breaker to trip, and the plant is not operating today [Wednesday] while repairs are made to electrical lines and equipment that supply power to the facility.”

The facility processes 5.6 million market hogs annually, and employs 2,500 people, according to Seaboard’s website.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.



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TOPEKA —Topeka Capital Journal ......" A regulatory board suspended a Great Bend doctor's license and questioned his conduct Wednesday, but he said the state is trying to punish him for his political views.

The State Board of Healing Arts said Dr. George Meredith had been negligent and had violated a patient's privacy. (turned out to be a Clinton bribed witess) Meredith is an ear, nose and throat specialist who also has offices in Wichita and Kansas City.

The board described its order as temporary and would remain in effect until it finishes disciplinary proceedings. It scheduled a hearing in Meredith's case for Aug. 2.

Temporary suspensions of doctors' licenses are uncommon, but the board said it concluded that allowing Meredith to practice "constitutes an imminent danger to the public health and safety."

Meredith said he has not been negligent in his practice and in fact raised questions about the deaths of other physicians' patients.

He also attributed the board's action to his opposition to corporate hog farming. He fought plans by Seaboard Farms Inc. to establish a processing plant near Great Bend and set up an anti-hog farming Internet site.

Meredith contends that Gov. Bill Graves and Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall are Seaboard allies and that the board's action is the latest in a string of attempts by government agencies to harass him. Last year, Seaboard announced plans to put its plant near Elwood, in northeast Kansas. The company has since decided not to build the plant.

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