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Two people taken to hospital after Ballyrashane Creamery ammonia spill

Published 25/01/2016

Two people have been taken to hospital following an ammonia spill at Ballyrashane Creamery.

The NIFRS are currently attending the report of an ammonia spill at the presmises.

Six fire appliances have been sent to the scene where the creamery was evacuated.

A NIFRS spokesman said: "Firefighters isolated a leak at the premises with no risk to life or property. The premises were evacuated and all persons inside the property have been accounted for.

"A secondary leak was identified and isolated by Firefighters and the premises is being ventilated.

“Two persons were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment following the incident."

The Creamery Road and Ballylagan Road in Coleraine had been closed to traffic while emergency services dealt with the incident and have no reopened.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police would like to thank motorists for their cooperation during these closures."

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