Friday, April 25, 2008

Md. Dairy Fined For Ammonia Leak

From WaPo via AP:

A Maryland dairy farm has agreed to pay a federal fine and pay for environmental training for not properly reporting a 2006 ammonia leak at its Laurel location.

The Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers' Cooperative has agreed to pay a civil fine of more than $71,000 and to install a new ammonia control system at its Newport News location.

The milk processor also has agreed to pay for an eight-hour ammonia awareness training for emergency responders in Howard County, Maryland, where the plant with the ammonia problem is located.

The company agreed to the fine with the federal Environmental Protection Agency for not reporting an accidental ammonia leak of at least 400 pounds from a refrigeration unit at the plant in July of 2006.

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