Ammonia Gas Leaks from Plant, Causes Breathing Problems

by Medindia Content Team on  May 11, 2007 at 4:42 PM General Health News
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Ammonia Gas Leaks from Plant, Causes Breathing Problems
Ammonia gas leaked from the state-owned Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) plant at Ambalmugal near here late Thursday, causing breathing problems among local residents. The factory said later the leak had been rectified.
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FACT officials said the leak was detected around 8 p.m. and was rectified.

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However, with the gas escaping into the air the locals found it difficult to breathe.

TV reporters who arrived at the scene told IANS that the area still had a foul smell even after two hours.

The authorities opened a medical camp at a school nearby for those suffering from breathing problems. Everyone in the camp is out of danger, the authorities said.

Most people have begun returning to their homes.

Source: IANS
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