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Leaking anhydrous ammonia tanker prompts shelter-in-place warning in Colfax, N.D.



Richland County, North Dakota – An anhydrous ammonia chemical spill on Tuesday night prompted Colfax, North Dakota to issue a brief shelter-in-place order.

The leak was discovered just before ten o’clock at night, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, on County Road 4, one mile west of Colfax.

When a representative of the tank’s owner, Minn-Kota Ag Products, arrived on the scene, they observed that the huge bulk tank’s valve was the source of the anhydrous leak.

The employees of the company and the firefighters from Colfax utilized tiny tanks to remove the leftover anhydrous from the huge tank.

The situation is being looked into.