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Pittsburgh HazMat Responds to Ammonia Leak in the Strip District

Date: September 28, 2021
Incident Type: HazMat
Location: Strip District

Just after 1:30 p.m., The City of Pittsburgh Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Team responded to reports of an ammonia leak at Consumers Produce, 1 21st Street in the Strip District. One person was transported to the hospital. 

It was determined the leak happened during repair work. 

The leak resulted in a strong odor similar to cleaning fluid in the area, but does not present a hazard. 

Responders secured a loose pipe flange to stop the leak and worked with building management to contain and clean up any residual liquid ammonia. 

HazMat is a joint effort between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS. 


Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller