Ammonia leak reported at PPG

The following is a Press Release from PPG Industries, Inc.:

This morning, at approximately 6 a.m., a leak from an ammonia storage tank was reported at PPG's Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex. The leak consisting of low concentrations of ammonia was contained and there was no offsite impact or injuries as a result.

As required, all appropriate external agencies were notified of this incident.

PPG's Lake Charles chlor-alkali and derivates plant manufactures chemicals, primarily chlorine and caustic soda, for use in a variety of applications, including water purification, paper and plastics production and as key building blocks for pharmaceuticals. The plant, which is the company's largest, began operations in 1947 and employs about 1,500 people.

PPG operates safe and healthful workplaces and maintains its businesses using sound environment, health and safety practices.