HAZMAT cleaning up ammonia leak inside Coca Cola plant
Speedway, IND. (February 1, 2015) – HAZMAT teams continue to clear an ammonia leak at the Coca Cola plant. Dispatchers received a call around 10 PM on Saturday from employees saying they could clearly smell ammonia. Workers immediately evacuated the premises.
IFD, Wayne Township, and Speedway Fire Dept. arrived on scene. They sent in teams of 10 to get readings in different parts of the building and said in some parts the ammonia readings sent their meters off the charts. They shut off the source of the leak and the remaining step is to clean up the ammonia.
Speedway Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Everett Cheney:
“The HAZMAT entry team is inside and just reported that they have the valves shut off that were feeding the leak. Now it’s a matter of all the ammonia beyond the shutoffs to leak out until it stops and then to clear the ammonia. It is currently down to 150ppm inside the pump room where it began leaking. That’s a significant decrease”
More information to come.