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'Small scale' leak found in ammonia truck
The Hazardous Materials Unit of the Northern District Fire and Rescue Services deal with a leak in a 2,000-liter ammonia truck-mounted tank; Highway 70 was closed to traffic; fire department states that it is a 'small scale' leak and there is no danger to the public.

A leak was found in an ammonia tank carried by a truck on Highway 70 on Friday, prompting quick response from nearby fire station.

 

 

The Hazardous Materials Unit of the Northern District Fire and Rescue Services used high pressure firehoses to dilute the spillage and managed to seal the tanks.

 

Ammonia truck leak    (צילום: איחוד הצלה)

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A spokesperson for the fire department stated that due to the small amount leaked, the open and empty topography and calm climate there are currently no special instructions for the public.

 

The truck (Photo: Fire and Rescue Services )
The truck (Photo: Fire and Rescue Services )

The tank (Photo: Fire and Rescue Services )
The tank (Photo: Fire and Rescue Services )

High pressure water spraying to dilute the spillage (Photo: Fire and Rescue Services)
High pressure water spraying to dilute the spillage (Photo: Fire and Rescue Services)

 

The tanks were driven from a fertilizer factory in Kiryat Ata. The chief of the Northern District Fire and Rescue Services instructed the factory to bring trucks and carry the tanks, under safety supervision, back to the plant.

 

This comes just days after the court order to empty the Haifa ammonia tank due to the meterial's extremely volatile nature and safety faults in the tank itself.

 

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