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Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Hazardous Material Spill Update
CONTROL#: 24-3298 NRC# 1401282
NOTIFY DATE/TIME: 06/08/2024 / 1150RECEIVED BY:
OCCURENCE DATE/TIME:
06/08/2024/1030
CITY/OP. AREA:
Vernon/Los Angeles County

SOUTH COAST AQMD
1.a. PERSON NOTIFYING Cal OES:
AGENCY: Jobbers Meat Packing
1.b. PERSON REPORTING SPILL (If different from above):
AGENCY:
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Measurec. TYPE:d. OTHER:e. PIPELINEf. VESSEL
>= 300 Tons
1.Ammonia unknown Lbs.CHEMICAL, VAPORNoNo
2. NoNo
3. NoNo
Orignal Description:Per the reporting party: At 1030 hours an alarm at the Jobbers Meat Packing plant notified the local Fire Department that there was a Ammonia leak in a engine room. It was determined that this leak was caused by a valve that failed. A unknown amount of Ammonia was released into the atmosphere. A contractor is on site and has secured this release. 81 employees were evacuated and are awaiting the city to lift the evacuation. No waterways were impacted.

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SITUATION UPDATE:
Per the NRC report: CALLER REPORTED A RELEASE OF APPROXIMATELY 278 POUNDS OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA. CALLER STATED THE RELEASE OCCURRED DUE TO A FAILED VALVE ON THEIR REFRIGERANT SYSTEM, IN THEIR COMPRESSOR ROOM.

REMEDIAL ACTIONS:
81 PERSONNEL WERE EVACUATED FROM THE BUILDING. CNL REFRIGERATION AND THE LA COUNTY FIRE DEPT RESPONDED AND RELEASE WAS ISOLATED.
Link to Spill Report: http://w3.calema.ca.gov/Operational/MALHaz.NSF/SpillAllDocs/609B8AD0881EBFB588258B3600678A9A?OpenDocument
FAX NOTIFICATION LIST:
AA/CUPA, DTSC, RWQCB, US EPA, USFWS, AIR RESOURCES BD, Co/WP, Co/Hlth, Co/E-Hlth
ADMINISTERING AGENCY:LACoFD Health Haz-Mat
SECONDARY AGENCY: City of Vernon CUPA
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OTHER NOTIFIED:
RWQCB Unit:4
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Created by: Warning Center on: 06/08/2024 12:21:28 PM Last Modified by: Warning Center on: 06/08/2024 12:24:44 PM
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