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Ammonia Week in Review | August 16, 2013

August 16th, 2013

Some big fines and significant leaks made the headlines this week… Ammonia Fertilizer Company Agrees to $90,000 Settlement With the USEPA Over RMP Violations – Abilene Products Co., Inc., has agreed to pay a $15,290 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its fertilizer facility in Abilene, Kan. As part […]

Ammonia Week in Review | August 9, 2013

August 9th, 2013

It was a very busy week for ammonia in the world news. We’ve summarized it in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak Sickens 17 at Schneider’s Dairy – Several people were sickened and taken to a hospital as a precaution after an ammonia leak was reported Monday at Schneider’s Dairy. Officials said […]

Q&A | Decommissioned Equipment

August 8th, 2013

Question: Does decommissioned ammonia refrigeration equipment need to be inspected as part of the mechanical integrity program if it is still connected to the closed-circuit system, but valved-off and not under pressure? Answer: The fundamental problem with the question is that ammonia refrigeration equipment cannot be decommissioned while it is still directly connected to the closed-circuit […]

Ammonia Week in Review | August 2, 2013

August 2nd, 2013

A very busy week for the ammonia industry…executive orders, significant leaks, and some hefty fines. We have it summarized in the latest Ammonia Week in Review… Food Processor to Pay $157,000 Fine for Toxic Ammonia Release – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with food processing company Ventura Foods, LLC, located in Ontario, […]

Ammonia Week in Review | July 26, 2013

July 26th, 2013

We’ve summarized the ammonia news that made the headlines in the latest Ammonia Week in Review… Questions Linger Following Round Rock Ammonia Leak – Questions are still lingering following Saturday’s ammonia leak in Round Rock. The leak at Michael Angelo’s Frozen Italian Foods locked some people out of their neighborhood for hours. No one got hurt […]