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Ammonia Hazard at FACT

to their own field needs to be devised. Providing proper, correct, relevant drug information is the moral duty of the pharmaceutical industry. The industry must WELLINGDON island in Ernakulam district houses the naval installations, Cochin airport, Cochin port and several godowns of importers and exporters, crude oil and naphtha terminal, etc. In 1976 an ammonia tank with a storage capacity of 10,000 tonnes was commissioned there. Amonia imported from the middle-east is stored here and transported by rail to the Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT), Cochin division (CD) at Ambala- medu in the same district. This is used as raw material for producing di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), a complex fertiliser, FACT- CD Phase II with about 1,000 workers is totally dependent on the tank for its ammonia.

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