EPA received a NRC Report (#908051) notifying us of a release of ammonia, 38,000 lbs., to the atmosphere and a emergency retention pond due to an explosion. The explosion occurred at approximately 10:30 am. Several Injuries have been reported as well as 2 fatalities and 1 person remains unaccounted for.
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US EPA and NC DENR Air Quality responded to assist Raleigh Haz-Mat with air monitoring. Raleigh Haz-Mat requested that EPA and DENR Air Quality conduct air monitoring in nearby neighborhood downwind from the facility. Primary contaminant of concern is ammonia vapor.