Approximately 1800 Gallons of Ammonia Leaked in Umatilla County
PENDLETON, Ore - Umatilla County is responding to an ammonia leak at Western Farm Supply in Athena, Oregon. They are working closely with emergency responders.
An official from Western Farm Supply stated that approximately 1800 gallons of ammonia was released into the atmosphere. The leak has been stopped and is no longer releasing ammonia.
Citizens are asked to stay out of the area.
All residents are asked to do the following:
Go inside and take shelter.
Close all windows and doors.
Turn off all ventilation systems ( heating and cooling ).
Listen to local news stations for more information.
Students and faculty at Athena Elementary and Weston-McEwen High School have been evacuated to Weston Middle School. Parents may pick up their students from the middle school, but are not required. Parents may contact Weston Middle School at (541) 566-3548.
Highway 11 is now open between Adams and the 204 Junction.