Fresh leak at Orica plant

There has been another ammonia leak at chemical company Orica's Kooragang Island plant in Newcastle. Fire crews were called to the plant early on Tuesday, about three hours after ammonia vapour escaped from a pipe flange containing 100 kilograms of the liquid chemical. A safety "hot zone" was established, but air tests confirmed the danger was well contained.

There has been another ammonia leak at chemical company Orica's Kooragang Island plant in Newcastle. Fire crews were called to the plant early on Tuesday, about three hours after ammonia vapour escaped from a pipe flange containing 100 kilograms of the liquid chemical. A safety "hot zone" was established, but air tests confirmed the danger was well contained.

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