Poultry Plant Springs Leak, Six Peopl...

Poultry Plant Springs Leak, Six People Hurt

There are 5 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Apr 20, 2010, titled Poultry Plant Springs Leak, Six People Hurt. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say six people were taken to hospitals and 125 people evacuated from a poultry plant due to an ammonia leak, but no life-threatening injuries were reported.

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Hugh ONeill

Madison, OH

#1 Apr 20, 2010
And one farmer wants to put in large Anhydrous Ammmonia Tank in a residential area and Ohio Department of Agriculture could give him a the ok.
cleveland chris 60

United States

#2 Apr 20, 2010
C'mon Hugh ,The ODOA did'nt tell you that you can hold your breathing till the ammonia cloud passes,Anyone can do that
anthony

United States

#3 Apr 21, 2010
cleveland chris ur a a--hole
Uhhmmmm

United States

#4 Apr 21, 2010
A regular farmer wouldn't need to have an anhydrous ammonia tank just for his poultry farm. Unless he is processing the birds and freezing them at his farm. But, this is highly unlikely. Maybe he is wanting a holding tank that is for the droppings. Anhydrous ammonia is extremely volatile and dangerous. You have to be highly certified in order to work on the equipment that handles it. If he is running chicken production and its necessary for him to have the gas, there are several osha regulations and certifications he will have to meet not to mention have farm staffed 24 hrs a day to keep an eye on the system. The gas can be deadly. As far as holding your breath, good luck with that. It will go after any moist area on your body. My husband worked with Tyson Chicken in NC and was involved with a few gas leaks. Its crazy stuff.
Lester Livershits

Ephrata, PA

#5 Apr 21, 2010
close the place down and send the people back to mexico.

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