Phosphate company clarifies issue of ammonia emissions in industrial complex

Amman, The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company Monday said that while operating one of the two fertilizer units in the Aqaba industrial complex, a “very limited amount” of ammonia was emitted from a safety valve, for a few seconds, and emissions were immediately contained.

Director of the industrial complex, Abdul Aziz Abbadi, said that despite the safety system of the equipment, the limited emission of ammonia, affected a number of workers at the site. They were immediately transferred to the clinic of the site fully equipped to deal with such cases where they were administered first aid.

Abbadi added that the affected were referred to a nearby public hospital to make sure they were fine.

Source: Jordan News Agency