Ammonia leak in Medlov

Firefighters were called to deal with a liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit at a plant producing frozen pastry in the town of Medlov, in the Olomouc region. Some 200 litres of the substance reportedly leaked within the plant but only a small amount escaped into the surrounding environment. Two firefighters were injured in the operation. The village of 1,500 inhabitants did not have to be evacuated. The cause of the accident is under investigation.