VIDEO: Vineland Families Are Relocating Due to Ammonia Risk
VINELAND - Work is still being done to remove the risk of a release of ammonia at a Vineland Ice and Cold Storage facility. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says five families are being relocated away from their homes near "South Jersey Ice and Cold Storage" as a safety precaution. Officials say the recent installation of a chemical scrubber system has drastically reduced the risk of a possible ammonia release or leak. The EPA originally estimated that there were about 12,000 pounds of the toxic gas to be removed, but now says that number has dropped to about 5,000 pounds. The process to remove the ammonia is expected to be completed in about two weeks, in the meantime air quality monitors will continue to work at the site to make sure that there is no risk to the community.