Ammonia Week in Review | August 27, 2021


Employees are evacuated due to a fire at a cold storage with 1,000 lbs of ammonia in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review

Evacuation Ordered after Blaze Breaks out at Warehouse Containing ‘1,000 lbs of Ammonia’ – Police in Puyallup, Washington, issued the mandatory evacuation of area homes and businesses within an area of slightly more than a mile due to the threat of potential “toxic chemicals and explosions from the fire scene.” […keep reading]

Hazmat Crews Respond to Reported Ammonia Leak at Performance Foodservice in Henrico – A foodservice facility is back up and running after an ammonia leak Wednesday afternoon. […keep reading]

Coca-Cola Installs First Low-Charge Direct-Expansion Ammonia System in Costa Rica – The energy efficient solution was designed by Refrigeracion Y Soluciones De Frio and manufactured by Colmac Coil. […keep reading]

Sleepy Eye Holds an Emergency Drill – Hittesdorf was directing firefighters, emergency medical services, Sleepy Eye Medical Center staff and police during a mock anhydrous ammonia leak at Prairieview Park. […keep reading]

Ice-Cream Maker Blue Bell Faces OSHA Fines for Ammonia Dangers – A worker passing out from ammonia exposure at a Blue Bell Creameries ice cream plant in Broken Arrow, Okla., has led to OSHA proposing more than $200,000 in fines against the company and a contractor. […keep reading]

Ammonia Release Forces Evacuation of Grimmway Farms Plant near Arvin – A spokeswoman for Kern County’s public health department said by email Tuesday afternoon the release occurred at 5:45 a.m., prompting a shutdown of operations. She added that a faulty pressure-release valve was determined to be the cause and that no one was injured or sickened. […keep reading]

Fuel for Thought: Alaska Looks to Ammonia from Natural Gas as Part of Energy Transition Strategy – With the world headed into a low-carbon energy future, Alaska, rich in fossil fuels, is trying to hitch a ride on the green bandwagon. […keep reading]

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