Advertisement

Iowa Officials: Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Leak Stopped

Iowa Officials: Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Leak Stopped Photo: MGN.

August 13, 2019 04:23 PM

COLLINS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities in central Iowa say crews have stopped a leak that sent plumes of dangerous anhydrous ammonia into an area around Collins.
    
Hazardous materials crews were called around 11 a.m. Tuesday to Landus Cooperative, where a 30,000-gallon tank of anhydrous ammonia leaked. The Story County Sheriff's Office says first responders immediately evacuated an area in the southeast corner of Collins.
    
A news release by the sheriff's office says the leak was contained around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and the evacuation order lifted. No injuries were reported.
    
Anhydrous ammonia is a farm fertilizer that is stored under pressure as a liquid, but becomes a lethal, suffocating gas when released from pressure. Even thin fumes can cause breathing difficulty and irritation to eyes, nose or throat.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Advertisement

8/13/2019 2:23:34 PM (GMT -5:00)
 

KAAL-TV

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Read Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement