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Firefighters recover after responding to ammonia leak

June 6, 2011, Chatham, Ont. - Four firefighters suffered shortness of breath and sore eyes after responding to an ammonia spill in Chatham-Kent.

June 6, 2011  By The Canadian Press


Emergency crews were called out to the Mull Road Farm between Blenheim and Ridgetown around 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

They say a supply line ruptured during a farming accident, causing about a tonne of anhydrous ammonia to spew into the air.

No evacuation was required.

The Ministry of the Environment was contacted following the spill.

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