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Residents return after fleeing ammonia fertilizer leak

September 25, 2018

AURELIA, Iowa (AP) — Residents have returned to their homes following the release of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer in their northwest Iowa town.

The Aurelia Police Department lifted the evacuation order at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say a valve broke Monday morning on a 30,000-gallon (113,600-liter) tank at the First Cooperative Association elevator, releasing the fumes.

No injuries have been reported.

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