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Alberta flooding forces CF Industries to halt production

11:37 AM MDT | July 1, 2013 | —Deepti Ramesh

CF Industries says it shut down its Medicine Hat, AB, nitrogen complex on 21 June in advance of flooding along the Saskatchewan River. The site is located about 200 feet above the river’s normal level; however, the pump house containing equipment used to draw river water for plant operations is near the river bank and within the area impacted by high water levels, the company says. “In anticipation of flooding in the Medicine Hat area, we brought the plant down safely and have taken measures to protect the equipment in the pump house,” says Tony...

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