Ammonia Leak at Va. Plant, Workers Exposed

April 27, 2012

An ammonia leak at a plant in Hopewell has sent two workers to a hospital.

Hopewell city spokesman Herbert Bragg says the leak occurred inside a tank at the Lindie Corp. plant.

Media outlets report that nearby schools suspended outdoor activities as a precaution after the leak occurred Thursday morning.

Firefighters say the employees were exposed to ammonia that they thought had been purged from a pipe. They were taken to a local hospital for observation.

The leak has been contained. Firefighters say there wasn't any risk to the public.

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