HazMat Response to Water Plant Chem Leak

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 06:08 PM gHale

An ammonia leak sparked a HazMat response to a Manhattan, Kansas, water treatment plant Thursday morning.

Workers doing a routine check of the facility just after 11 a.m. noticed a smell. They discovered a small leak in a 12-foot-deep pit where ammonia is injected with the water treatment process, city officials said.

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The Manhattan Fire Dept. got the call to vent the area and dilute the ammonia.

City officials said they will complete repairs Friday. For now, they are using a backup line, so there is no disruption in service or effect on the water quality.

Officials added that no one was hurt in the incident.

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