Ammonia leak at Coca Cola plant in Speedway
Speedway, IND. (February 1, 2015) – HAZMAT teams were needed for an ammonia leak at the Coca Cola plant early this morning. Dispatchers received a call around 10:30 PM Saturday night from employees claiming to smell ammonia. For safety purposes workers evacuated the building before authorities even arrived on scene.
Teams were sent in to search the building and test for ammonia, they said in some areas the readings were so strong their meters would fly off the charts. They sealed all possible valves that could have leaked and are now waiting to clean up the mess.
Speedway Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Everett Cheney:
“The HAZMAT entry team is inside and just reported that they have the valves shut off that were feeding the leak. Now it’s a matter of all the ammonia beyond the shutoffs to leak out until it stops and then to clear the ammonia. It is currently down to 150ppm inside the pump room where it began leaking. That’s a significant decrease”
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