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March 18, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Benton County high school evacuated because of odd smell

The Associated Press PROSSER, Benton County — A high school in southeast Washington was briefly evacuated and seven people were taken to a hospital as a precaution after a chemical smell was reported in one of the school’s restrooms. The Tri-City Herald reports that a school district official said Prosser High School was evacuated for about 20…


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July 23, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Chemical leak at Darigold plant snarls South Seattle commute

UPDATE, 4:10 p.m. | The Seattle Fire Department estimates the cleanup of an ammonia leak at the Darigold plant on Rainier Avenue South will continue until 9 p.m. tonight. Firefighters are still pouring water on a frozen and broken ammonia pipe as it continues releasing dangerous levels of ammonia, according to a fire department release….


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May 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM

3 on Seattle-based fishing boat medevaced by Guard after ammonia leak

The Associated Press UPDATE | ANCHORAGE — The Coast Guard says it has medevaced three crew members from the  Seattle-based fishing vessel Alaska Juris, which had reported an ammonia leak. Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Devuyst  said the trio from the 218-foot catcher-processor Alaska Juris are reported in good condition Thursday evening. He did not know their…


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