Skip to main content

Ammonium nitrate spill clean-up in Tamaqua

  • ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
    ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Published October 20. 2009 05:00PM

The Tamaqua police and fire departments responded to a reported white powder spill stretching from the Five Points intersection (SR209 and SR309) down to the intersection of Cedar and Center sts. (SR 309) Monday around 2 p.m. Reportedly a truck was spilling ammonium nitrate, which is a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, NH4NO3, usually produced by reacting nitric acid with vaporous ammonia. It is used chiefly in explosives, fertilizers, freezing mixtures, and in the manufacture of nitrous oxide. During the cleanup authorities blocked access to the sporadic spills located throughout Center Street.

Classified Ads

Event Calendar

<<

October 2017

>>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    

Twitter Feed

Reader Photo Galleries