Ammonia leak prompts evacuation from N. Wichita manufacturing facility
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - An ammonia leak at a manufacturing facility in north Wichita led to evacuations, but there were no serious injuries. The leak prompted evacuations from Perfekta in the 400 block of East 21st street, near 21st Street North and Broadway.
A Wichita Fire Department battalion chief said investigators isolated the leak to a tanker trailer in a lot northwest of the manufacturing facility that makes parts for the aerospace industry. WFD Battalion Chief Lane Pearman said weather conditions played a role in the ammonia getting into the business. The smell of the chemical caused minor illness to three workers at Perfekta and prompted the emergency call. Pearman said the three workers were evaluated at the scene and refused transport to the hospital.
As of late Tuesday night, crews remained on the scene near 21st and Broadway as Pearman said the investigation continued to determine how the leak happened.
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