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Environment Protection Authority initiates legal proceedings against Orica over ammonia leak

7:43 AM MDT | April 8, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Davey: In this instance, the incident didn’t result in any environmental harm. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the state of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia announced on 8 April that it has commenced a prosecution against Orica (Melbourne) in the NSW Land and Environment Court for an incident in which it is alleged that ammonia gas escaped from Orica’s production site at Kooragang Island, NSW, on 11 March 2013. The court has listed the matter for hearing on 24 April 2014. The EPA alleges that about 1 m.t. of ammonia gas was discharged...

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