Local Tyson Plant Opens Up Again

WALDRON (KFSM) — Tyson Plant Operations in Waldron reopened Tuesday.

Eight hundred people were temporarily out of a job Monday (Feb. 5) because of a boil order.

The order was implemented because a water line was damaged by Southwestern Electric Power Company.

Mayor Neil Cherry of Waldron said, “The tank that was affected held about 75,000 gallons of water, so it was a very large tank. We had to drain the tank completely to patch the line. Everything is fixed, we’re back up running now…we’re just waiting on approval from the state lab.”

Cherry said samples came back clean and the order has been lifted and the plant is now working again.