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Norquest Seafoods Ammonia Release
- 1705 Tongass Avenue , Ketchikan
- Time/Date of Incident
- 8:45 AM on April 20, 2004 . DEC was advised of the release via an emergency alert from the Fire Department while monitoring their radio frequency in the office.
- Spill Number
- Anhydrous Ammonia, approximately 25 lbs. as estimated by Norquest Seafoods Inc.
- A leak in the system caused the spill but the exact cause of the leak has not yet been determined. The plant’s chief engineer believes that the high pressure relief valve near the condenser had failed.