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Orica’s Ammonium Nitrate Plant Shut Following Ammonia Leak

3:19 AM MST | November 14, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Orica (Melbourne) says that its ammonium nitrate plant at the company’s Kooragang Island site in New South Wales (NSW), Australia has been temporarily shut down since November 9, following the ammonia leak from the site. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of NSW issued a Prevention Notice to Orica and began an investigation into the incident last week. Orica says it has appointed an approved independent engineer to investigate the cause of the leak and the suitability of safety and other systems to prevent any further leak, as required by the...

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