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UPDATE: Chemical leak at Kendalville business contained

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The chemical leak at a Kendalville business following a roof collapse has been contained.

Shortly after 11:00am Thursday morning, the roof collapsed at a Performance Food Group location.  WPTA reports that anhydrous ammonia was leaking, and people were urged to avoid the area.

The CDC says anhydrous ammonia is a colorless gas with pungent suffocating fumes.  Exposure causes irritation and breathing difficulty.  Exposure can be fatal in high concentrations.

Thirty-three people were exposed to the gas, but only 8 people needed to be treated for it.  No one needed to be taken to the hospital.

 

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