May 2017

Major ammonia leak


A major ammonia leak at the AFFCO meat works in Moerewa in the Far North has now been isolated and authorities have been confirmed that no one was injured in the spill.

Emergency services were called to the processing plant on State Highway 1 at 6.30pm.

Northern Fire Service communications shift manager Megan Ruru said there were initial concerns that some people were unaccounted for however all those inside the building have since been safely evacuated and the leak has been contained by fire crews.

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