Officials at the Honeywell plant in Hopewell are tying to find out what caused an ammonia leak Monday afternoon.
The gas leak was contained as the ammonia dissipated into the air. Honeywell spokesman, Peter Dalpe, says a valve released the gas, which caused employees to go into a safety procedure mode for two hours, staying in places that could be sealed off throughout the facility. Dalpe says there were no injuries or damage caused outside the plant.
The plant released this statement:
"At approximately 4:30 p.m., the Hopewell plant's safety systems detected an ammonia leak in production area currently undergoing maintenance. The leak was contained to a small area of the facility and there are no indications at this time of offsite impact. The plant implemented established safety procedures and notified local emergency responders. At this time there are no reports of injuries. The plant will be working to determine the cause of the leak and the amount released."
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