Anhydrous leak forces 5-hour evacuation in Metro East
Millstadt, Ill. – Residents of Millstadt, Illinois in the Metro East returned home early Wednesday morning after an anhydrous ammonia leak forced a five-hour evacuation.
A valve leaked at Handy Fertilizer near Millstadt. Residents within a mile-and-a half radius of the facility took up temporary shelter in churches and a school gym.
Workers fixed the problem around 1 a.m., and people were allowed back home shortly thereafter.