April 16, 2014
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Tank truck leaks chicken blood for 20 miles on Highway 71


     GREENWOOD, Ark. (AP) _ The chief of a company whose tank truck leaked chicken
blood for 20 miles on U.S. Highway 71 near Greenwood says he'll pay for car
washes for motorists whose vehicles were fouled.
     The Arkansas highway department on Friday said a truck owned by MKJ trucking of
Springfield, Mo., leaked the animal product while hauling it to a Danville pet
food plant.
     Fort Smith television station KHBS reports that MKJ managing partner Rick
Johnson says he doesn't know how a valve on the truck opened while it was
moving. Johnson says the truck's on-board computer shows the vehicle hadn't
stopped when the spill began.
     Johnson says drivers whose cars were bloodied can email him pictures and he'll
compensate them for cleaning.
    The blood was from a Heavener, Okla., poultry plant.

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