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Ammonia Leak at Orica Plant

12:29 AM MST | November 10, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Orica (Melbourne) says that there was a leak of ammonia from its production site at Kooragang Island, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, yesterday afternoon. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the NSW government and other regulatory bodies were notified, Orica says. The EPA has issued a Prevention Notice to Orica and has begun an investigation into the incident. Two people from the nearby suburb of Mayfield were hospitalized with breathing difficulties following the leak, say press reports. The ammonia leak follows an incident in August 2011, when...

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