Emergency Crews Respond To Anhydrous Leak

Hull, Iowa — There were a few tense moments on Saturday morning near Hull when an anhydrous hose burst, sending the chemical out in a cloud in a farm field.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:15 a.m., the Hull Fire Department responded to a report of an anhydrous ammonia leak that occurred in a farm field near the intersection of Highway 75 and 340th Street, three miles southwest of Hull.

They report that 36-year-old Nicholas Tentinger of Remsen was driving a John Deere 8335R farm tractor pulling a John Deere applicator with two 4,000 pound anhydrous ammonia tanks in the field. They report that a connecting hose ruptured and began discharging anhydrous ammonia.  

When the Hull Fire Department got there, they relayed instructions through Sioux County
Communications, who was able to relay information to Tentinger about how to park and exit the tractor safely to avoid exposure.

No injuries were reported.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Hull Fire Department was assisted by their department, the Sioux Center Fire Department, Hull Ambulance Squad, and the Iowa State Patrol.

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