VIDEO : Vineland Residents Asked to Evacuate Homes Due to Ammonia Risk
VINELAND - Vineland residents that live near the South Jersey Ice and Cold Storage plant have been asked to evacuate their homes. Residents in the area of the East Pear street plant have been asked to evacuate from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow due to the potential leak of anhydrous ammonia. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Officials are removing the dangerous chemical from the building for the second time. It's been over a month since the city of Vineland and the EPA have started working to remove the chemical from the facility. So far than 6,000 pounds of ammonia have been removed and the EPA expects to remove another 1,500 pounds tomorrow. Due to concerns about a potential leak, nearby residents are asked to leave their homes during the time of the work. A relief center has been set up for these residents at Wallace Middle School.