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HazMat Responds to Ammonia Leak in Strip District

Date: December 11, 2020
Incident Type: HazMat Response
Location: Strip District

The City of Pittsburgh Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Team responded to a report of a strong gas odor outside Consumer Fresh Produce Inc. at 1 21st Street in the Strip District. 

After inspecting the building, which is a large cold storage facility, HazMat determined it sustained an ammonia leak on the roof, resulting in a strong odor in the area. 

The leak does not present a hazard.

However, the odor will linger -- especially at night when cooler air sinks to the ground -- until the leak is fixed. Building management is on scene and arranging for a contractor to fix the leak. 

Pittsburgh HazMat, established in 1986, is a joint effort between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS. 

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri