WISBECH: Fire crews enter Padleys in gas tight suits after ammonia leak in early hours

PUBLISHED: 12:54 01 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:05 02 June 2010

FIRE crews were called to a leak of ammonia at Moy Park, Padleys food packaging factory in Mount Pleasant Road in Wisbech. Two crews from Wisbech, one crew from March, a rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe and a hazardous materials unit were in attendance at

FIRE crews were called to a leak of ammonia at Moy Park, Padleys' food packaging factory in Mount Pleasant Road in Wisbech.

Two crews from Wisbech, one crew from March, a rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe and a hazardous materials unit were in attendance at the incident in the early hours of Sunday.

Firefighters arrived to find that this was a leak from the compressor unit. The leak was contained to the building and there was not threat to public safety.

Firefighters wearing gas tight suits entered the area to isolate four valves to stop the main leak.

After this a specialist was called to the scene and advised firefighters on three further valves that needed to be isolated. This work was then also completed by crew wearing gas tight suits.

The site was then monitored closely for an hour to ensure everything was working as it should.

Crews have now left the scene.


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