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New South Wales EPA Asks Orica to Undertake Safety Tests

6:38 AM MST | November 29, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Orica (Melbourne) says that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of New South Wales (NSW), Australia has asked Orica to undertake a range of safety tests on the company’s Kooragang Island site in NSW, prior to its considering lifting the prevention notices currently in place on the site. The EPA issued the prevention notice to Orica following an ammonia leak from the site earlier this month, and began an investigation into the incident. Orica’s ammonium nitrate plant at the Kooragang Island site has been temporarily shut down since November 9...

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