Hundreds protest public service cuts at UCP meeting in Calgary
Teachers, nurses and government workers marched outside a United Conservative Party meeting in Calgary in protest of cuts to public services and the potential loss of thousands of public sector jobs announced on Friday. They carried signs that read "I love Alberta public education" and "Hands off my pension." They chanted "Jason Kenney has got to go" and "Shame" from across the hotel parking lot, while UCP members lined up to get lunch from food trucks contracted to supply food for the event.
Officials on the scene told News 2 it was an ammonia leak that caused the hazardous materials response, which is when substances in quantities or forms may pose a reasonable risk to health, property or the environment. A total of 17 people were evacuated from the Coca - Cola building.
(AP) — An ammonia leak at a Coca - Cola plant in Nashville early Monday forced workers to evacuate for several hours until it was contained. The leak was called in just before 3 a.m. Reporters on the scene with WKRN say the fire chief gave the all-clear call by 5:30 a.m.
An ammonia leak at a Calgary Coca-Cola plant forced the evacuation of the 51 workers inside on Monday evening.
Calgary fire crews rushed to the plant at 3851 23 St. N.E. at 7 p.m. as alarms were sounding.
When they arrived, the workers were already evacuating. All 51 of them waited at a nearby hotel as firefighters and the hazmat team swept the building.
Crews found ammonia levels of 70 parts per million, which is not considered to be lethal.
The plant was ventilated and isolated, and the workers were back inside by 9 p.m. No injuries were reported.
According to the Calgary Fire Department, the ammonia was being used as a coolant.
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