Fantis Foods Ammonia Release

Williamston, NC - Region IV

Site Contact:

Kenneth Rhame
OSC

rhame.kenneth@epa.gov

223 North McCaskey Road
Williamston, NC 27892
response.epa.gov/fantisfoodsammoniarelease

Latitude: 35.8451306
Longitude: -77.0781524
NRC#: None

On 2/19 US EPA responded to a anhydrous ammonia release to investigate the response actions of a Fantis Foods facility located in Williamston NC at the request of the Williamston Fire Dept. The release occurred on 2/16/2010 between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The Fire Dept. received a complaint of ammonia odors from a wrecker service down the street. Private citizens also complained of the odors. The Fire Dept. responded and identified the source of the ammonia as Fantis Foods (Big City Gyros and Pita). The Fire Dept arrived at the complaintants facility (wrecker service) at approximately 7:13 pm and could hear the release located on top of the roof at the Fantis Foods Facility. The total capacity of the cooling system that contains the anhydrous ammonia at the Fantis Foods Facility is estimated at 6,5000 lbs. No notification was received by the NRC of the release. The facility does not have a emergency response plan, the fire dept does not have any Tier II reports on file for the facility. This incident was referred to EPCRA.


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