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Ammonia Week in Review | June 2, 2023

June 2nd, 2023

An Abundance Of Resources Available in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… HazMat Technicians Respond to Ammonia Leak that Prompted Evacuation at Manufacturing Plant in Woodstock – The call was upgraded and over a dozen employees were safely evacuated from the facility. […keep reading] Canada Issues Evacuation Order After New Wildfire, Potential Ammonia Leak – […]

Ammonia Week in Review | May 5, 2023

May 5th, 2023

Many evacuate in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Dangerous Chemical Leaks Have Injured Workers at One of America’s Largest Meat Processors – A pipe weld in the plant had ruptured, filling the room with a white cloud of ammonia gas – a chemical used to refrigerate meat that can be deadly in high doses. […]

Ammonia Week in Review | April 28, 2023

April 28th, 2023

Ammonia Goes Green in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… C&S Wholesale Grocers Rolls Ahead on ‘Green Path’ Sustainability Road Map – To cut down GHGs like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), C&S reported that it has made “tremendous investments” in green refrigeration systems and now uses a natural refrigerant—ammonia—within almost 100% of its warehouses. […keep reading] Traffic […]

Ammonia Week in Review | April 21, 2023

April 21st, 2023

Costly Leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… EPA Fines Duluth Center for Failure to Report 2021 Ammonia Leak – The EPA fined the DECC $118,000 for failing to report the release of ammonia, along with two years of required documentation for sulfuric acid and storage of other onsite emergency and hazardous chemicals. […keep […]

2023 IIAR Conference Technical Paper: The Cost of Non-Compliance Database

March 9th, 2023

The Cost of Non-Compliance: An Objective Analysis of Federal EPA’s Enforcement at Ammonia Refrigeration Facilities  Cost of Non-Compliance Database Note: facility names have not been included for the sake of privacy. Instead, EPA Docket Numbers can be used for reference.