Leaking Tank

By: News Release
May 14th, 2019

On May 11, 2019 at approximately 8:15 p.m. the Crawford County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call of an anhydrous ammonia gas tank leaking near USH 61 just south of N Irish Ridge Rd, in the Marietta township. During the time of the 911 call a Crawford County Deputy also pulled up at the scene and observed the tank leaking.
   The ammonia was spraying on the ground and in the air. The reporting party stated that the ammonia was blowing across the highway, and you could smell it from the highway. The tanks were both 1000 gallon tanks and were located on a trailer, in a field, to the west of USH 61. The tanks each had about 800 gallons of anhydrous ammonia in them.
   Traffic was immediately shut down in the area and rerouted on Marietta Valley Rd. Crawford County Emergency Management and Vernon County Hazmat were contacted. While Boscobel Fire was paged to the scene.
   USH 61 was closed from 8:18 p.m. until 9 p.m. It was determined that a malfunction with a coupler between the hose and the liquid withdrawal valve was the reason for the leak. Its estimated that no more than 100 gallons were lost due to the leak.
   Assisting was Boscobel Police, Boscobel Fire, Boscobel EMS, CC Hwy Commissioner, Crawford County Emergency Management, Vernon County Hazmat.