Ammonia Week in Review | June 28, 2019


An Exeter ammonia leak causes an evacuation in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review

Hazmat Spill Forces Packing House Employees to Evacuate – Employees at Exeter’s Scully Packing were evacuated Thursday morning after ammonia leaked inside a portion of the storage facility, according to Tulare County Hazmat officials. […keep reading]

Ammonia Theft – Recently, while performing a daily inspection, a client of ours observed unusual valve tampering on an exterior ammonia service valve. […keep reading]

UBC and Refrigeration Company Fined $2 Million for Releasing Ammonia into Campus Creek – Both organizations were sentenced Friday for violating the Fisheries Act in 2014 with the release of toxic water at Thunderbird Arena, located on the university campus, according to a statement by Environment and Climate Change Canada. […keep reading]

Ammonia Leak Prompts Evacuation at East Austin Plant – According to the Austin Fire Department, maintenance was being done to the ice supplier’s plant when an alarm was activated about a possible ammonia leak on Monday, June 24. […keep reading]

Ammonia Vapor at Veolia Facility Closes Portion of Infirmary Road, Leads to Evacuation – Police and fire crews were in the parking lot of Veolia Environmental Services, 4301 Infirmary Road, investigating the source of fumes first reported shortly after 8:15 p.m. The company transports chemical waste. […keep reading]

Utah-based Company to Pay $1.4M after Unreported Ammonia Discharge – The Utah-based company’s civil settlement with federal officials comes a year after the company paid a $250,000 fine for releasing more than six tons of anhydrous ammonia vapor into the air from the plant over three days starting on July 30, 2015. The company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial explosives. […keep reading]

Authorities Investigating Possible Hazmat Situation At Chester Apartment Complex – On arrival, crews were told multiple people were sick for an unknown reason and found a strong smell of ammonia. […keep reading]

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