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Published September 23, 2009, 07:17 AM

Small anhydrous leak reported

The Jamestown Rural Fire Department as well other agencies responded to a report of an anhydrous ammonia leak in Buchanan, N.D., Tuesday. The leak was reported around 7:30 p.m.

By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun

The Jamestown Rural Fire Department as well other agencies responded to a report of an anhydrous ammonia leak in Buchanan, N.D., Tuesday.

The leak was reported around 7:30 p.m.

Two trucks and seven units responded to the anhydrous nursing tank in Buchanan, said Rick Woehl, assistant fire chief for the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.

Firefighters could smell an odor, Woehl said, but the leak wasn’t serious.

“It was nothing that posed any danger or threat,” he said.

Anhydrous ammonia is typically used as fertilizer, according to the North Dakota State University Extension Office. Anhydrous ammonia is classified as a hazardous substance. It can cause damage to the skin, eyes and lungs.

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