Tag Archives: ammonia

Hazmat Level 2 situation underway at Lou. Processing and Cold Storage

Source: WHAS LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – WHAS11 has learned, through MetroSafe, there is a report of multiple people exposed to anhydrous ammonia in an enclosed area in the 8000 block of Cane Run Road at the Louisville Processing and Cold Storage. MetroSafe is calling this situation a Hazmat Level 2. They said there is currently no impact outside of the building. ...

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Hazardous chemical released from Delaware plant

From AP reports and WDEL:   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says an equipment problem led to the release of a hazardous chemical from a poultry processing facility. Radio station WDEL reports that the chemical release happened Friday. Environmental officials say that a mechanical failure in a pump led to the release of more than 200 ...

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CAN YOU KNOCK DOWN A CHLORINE CLOUD WITH A HOSE/MASTER STREAM?

I have looked into this for many years and have heard the rumors “you can knock down that chlorine cloud and all you’ll have to deal with after that is the hydrochloric acid on the ground”…..Well, I guess it sounds good, but this is why I feel it is very important to establish a Research Team at EVERY hazardous materials ...

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AMMONIA RELEASE INCIDENT – PLAN OF ACTION

There have been several Ammonia incidents so far this year across the U.S. and in Canada.   Here are some tips to be prepared. Plan of action – Identify hot zone by geographic boundaries and monitor as wind or weather changes, establish the following Groups-Hazard Group: Oversee hazmat portion of incident, Recon, Research, Decon, Entry & Backup, Safety, Medical. Attempt ...

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Ammonia Leak – four hospitalized

Source: WHSV.com HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Harrisonburg rescue crews responded to a Hazmat situation at a downtown poultry plant Monday morning. At about 9:15 a.m. crews were dispatched to the situation at Shenandoah Processing on North Liberty Street. Emergency personnel say four people were taken to Sentara RMH Medical Center. They say crews were working on fixing a pipe when ...

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CSB releases safety video on ammonia release

From CSB: Washington – The Chemical Safety Board has produced a seven-minute video to help employers prevent potentially deadly anhydrous ammonia incidents. The agency produced the video after investigating a release of more than 32,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia at Millard Refrigerated Services in Theodore, AL, in 2010. More than 150 offsite workers were exposed to the chemical and 32 ...

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