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Anhydrous Ammonia Training Workshop To Be Held

LAS CRUCES -- Training sessions on safe handling of anhydrous ammonia will be offered Dec. 6-7 at New Mexico State University's Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium.

"The anhydrous ammonia workshops are for dealers who sell anhydrous ammonia, producers who use anhydrous ammonia and those who would respond in case of an accident or spill," said Craig Runyan, farm safety coordinator with NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service. Anhydrous ammonia is used as a nitrogen source for fertilizing primarily row crops, he said.

Some topics to be discussed include environmental regulations; training required for in-house response; response equipment options; regulatory requirements regarding training; safe transport, transfer, storage and handling practices; and regulatory and industry standards for equipment and procedures.

NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service is coordinating the workshops. Training will be provided by C-K Associates, Inc., a firm under contract with the Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information about the workshop, contact Runyan at (505)646-1131. Outside Las Cruces, the toll-free number as 877-646-1131.