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Ammonia leak reported at Long Beach cold storage facility

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hazmat crews were investigating a small ammonia leak at a cold storage facility in Long Beach Monday morning.

Officials blocked off the area around Long Beach Cold Storage & Logistics at Magnolia Avenue and Anaheim Street.

As a precaution, authorities shut down Anaheim Street between Harbor Scenic Drive and Pacific Avenue. The Anaheim Street off-ramps from the northbound and southbound 710 Freeway were also closed.

Fire crews smelled the ammonia around 3 a.m. when they went to check on an alarm that went off at the facility.

Ammonia is a inhalation hazard, so residents were told to stay indoors. No evacuations have been ordered.

The same facility had a larger ammonia leak in February.

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