Donaldsonville Plant Closed

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Terra Industries Incorporated, a producer of nitrogen fertilizer, today mothballed its ammonia plant in Donaldsonville indefinitely. The plant has not operated since last December.

Terra Industries bought the plant last year from Mississippi Chemical Corporation, which had earlier closed four of its five plants in Donaldsonville. Terra Industries says the facility, which has an annual production capacity of 500,000 tons, will be used as a storage and distribution center.

Terra Industries is based in Sioux City, Iowa.