A small anhydrous ammonia released occurred Friday morning at a business east of Palmyra.
Emergency responders from Palmyra and the surrounding area converged on a business located east of Palmyra Friday morning after a report of an ammonia leak around 8 a.m.
That response was cancelled at 8:20 a.m. after a unit of the Palmyra Fire Department reached the scene and deemed there was no emergency.
Reportedly a small amount of anhydrous ammonia was released at CF Industries, 2834 County Road 359, due to a faulty valve. The leak was stopped remotely.
According to its Web site (http://www.cfindustries.com) the Palmyra Ammonia Terminal receives ammonia by pipeline and by barge on the Mississippi River from the company’s Donaldsonville nitrogen complex. It ships ammonia to customers via truck.
Among those responding to the scene was the Hannibal Fire Department. According to Chief Bill Madore, a hazardous materials team consisting of six firefighters, one truck, the department’s HAZMAT trailer and two support vehicles were being sent to the scene to conduct a preliminary assessment.
Madore added that additional firefighters were already being called in to fill in for the HAZMAT team members who were heading out of town so the city of Hannibal would not be left shorthanded in the event of an emergency.