Ammonia Week in Review | July 31, 2020


A small ammonia leak leads to two injuries in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review

Two Perdue Workers Injured in Ammonia Leak at Plant – Two Perdue workers were transported to the hospital for treatment, according to a Perdue spokesperson, following a “small leak of ammonia” which they added was being used as a refrigerant. […keep reading]

NASA is Using a Robot to Search for Leaks Outside the Space Station – Dextre, a CSA robot that looks like a multi-armed tower sticking to the side of the space station, recently checked the outside of the ISS for signs of leaks — specifically looking for ammonia that the space station uses as a coolant. […keep reading]

Ammonia Leak that Killed more than 5k Fish in San Antonio River Now has Activists, TPWD Involved – An animal activist group and Texas Parks and Wildlife are now involved in the aftermath of an incident that killed 5,000 fish in the San Pedro Creek and the San Antonio River in June after an ammonia leak at the Kiolbassa Smoked Meats plant. […keep reading]

EPA Initiative Continues to Improve Safety of Ammonia Refrigeration Facilities in New England – In 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a pilot initiative to improve compliance with the General Duty Clause (GDC) of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act at New England facilities with small ammonia refrigeration systems. […keep reading]

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