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Mar 31, 2015

03:16:48 GMT--HAZMAT - Australia - New Zealand



EDIS Number: HZ-20150331-47554-NZL

Date / time: 31/03/2015 03:15:47 [UTC]

Event: HAZMAT

Area: Australia

Country: New Zealand

State/County: Southern Island

Location: Timaru [Port of Timaru]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A



Description:



There has been a chemical leak in Timaru this morning. The Fire Service was called to Timaru Port after reports of a suspected ammonia leak around 4.50am. It was not known at the time where the leak was coming from, Tim Reynolds, from the Fire Service southern communications centre, said. However, the leak had since been identified and the source isolated, he said. There were no reports of injuries. Three fire trucks and a HazMat unit attended the scene.




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