Trucking company fined for ammonia leak

Photo: Tony Heitmeyer
Photo: Tony Heitmeyer

SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio fined the trucking company whose rig leaked ammonia last week.

PUCO sent Hausbeck Brothers Incorporated what is called a notice of apparent violation.

It comes with a $3,000 fine for releasing hazardous materials.

The leak shut down Interstate 75 and Route 47 for several hours last Tuesday.  Evacuations were also ordered in the area immediately surrounding the leak site.

The truck leaded anhydrous ammonia, a toxic chemical used to make fertilizer.

No one was hurt.

PUCO says the carrier has 30 days to either pay the forfeiture or request a conference to dispute the violation.

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