Investigations underway after CSBP ammonia leak in Kwinana

Kwinana Beach.
Kwinana Beach.

INVESTIGATIONS are underway following an ammonia leak at the Kwinana Beach Jetty terminal on Saturday

A CSBP spokesman said ammonia was released into the atmosphere at 10.30am Saturday morning during a routine unloading of the liquid gas.

He said ammonia was being transferred from a supply ship to an onshore CSBP storage tank.

“The amount of ammonia released was small, but emergency services were notified immediately by CSBP representatives,” he said.

Five people were taken to hospital “as a precaution” including an employee, two ship crew members and two third-party contract employees. They were released later that day.

There was no impact on any of the surrounding industries.

The area was declared safe by emergency services at about 12pm.