05/01/10 41 W - + 4 - 4 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Firegeezer found this incredible story of Indiana responders who handle leaking anhydrous ammonia gas cylinders using water, rifles, and perhaps crossed fingers. There has to be another side to this particular story.

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The PPE is questionable, however the tactic employed to abate the gas is used often. Everyone (especially in rural areas) should be aware of any odd looking 20lb propane cylinders, especially if the valve assembly (brass) is discolored to a “bluish” oxidized color. These cylnders are often used as storage containers for stolen Anhydrous Ammonia (for use in meth production). Approved ammonia storage will always use stainless steel fittings/valves and it’s NEVER stored in any container that resembles the 20lb propane cylinder.
A.C. RIch - 05/02/10 - 12:42

Cool. Wonder if we can justify putting some AR-15’s on the Haz-mat trucks now. LOL
gen3fire - 05/02/10 - 22:29

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