Ammonia Release – Luzerne County, PA

Luzerne County, 8:21 p.m., 3/11 /11

Approximately 1,000 pounds of ammonia were released from malfunctioning equipment at Michaels European Specialties in city of Hazleton. There was a precautionary evacuation of a two-block area near the plant. One injury was reported.

As of 3:44 a.m., 3/14/11, personnel remain on scene monitoring the site.

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