Environmental incidents – SEISS reports (ammonia leak)

07 May 2019

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The Scottish Environmental Incident Surveillance System (SEISS) recorded the following incident in the past week: 

  • A seafood factory in Aberdeenshire was evacuated due to a gas leak. Emergency services were called to Macduff Shellfish in Mintlaw following the ammonia alert shortly before 6.30am on 1 May 2019. Twenty-four fire fighters were at the scene while the factory was evacuated. A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokesman commented that there were no reports of any injuries. The incident was reported by the STV news.

More detailed information can be found on the SEISS website or contact either Ian Henton or Colin Ramsay at HPS on 0141 300 1100.