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Feb 10, 2015

04:01:09 GMT--HAZMAT - Australia - New Zealand

EDIS Number: HZ-20150208-46920-NZL

Date / time: 08/02/2015 08:48:29 [UTC]


Area: Australia

Country: New Zealand

State/County: South Island

Location: Timaru [Fonterra factory]

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


Fire brigades are trying to isolate an ammonia leak at the Fonterra factory near Timaru this evening. Part of a refrigeration system used to cool water at the Fonterra site in Clandeboye could be the source of the leak, said a Fonterra spokesman. No evacuations of the factory have occurred as the leak is outside the plant, said the spokesman. Fire communications spokesman said there was no danger at this stage to public as the area was surrounded by farm land. Finding the source of the leak has proved unsuccessful after three hours of searching, but once located it could be isolated quickly, he said.

Event updates:

Situation Update No. 1 on 2015-02-09 at 04:00:52.

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