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No Injuries in Chemical Leak in Harbine in Southeast Nebraska

No Injuries in Chemical Leak in Harbine in Southeast Nebraska

By The Associated Press. CREATED Nov 14, 2011

Harbine, NE (AP) - Authorities say traffic had to be rerouted but no one was injured in an anhydrous ammonia leak at the Farmers Cooperative in Harbine in southeast Nebraska.

The leak happened Monday afternoon. Fire officials told Beatrice radio station KWBE that a hose used to fill a tank came off creating a chemical cloud. Traffic was rerouted off U.S. Highway 136 for about 30 minutes.

Firefighters shut the valve on the tank, stopping the leak.

 

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