RANGELAND COOPERATIVES, INC. -- GRETNA - Executive Summary
The owners, management, and employees of the Rangland Cooperatives, Inc. are committed to the prevention of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia. If an accidental release should occure, the facility is prepared to work with the local fire company, or other authorities, to mitigate any releases and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment. |
The primary activity at the facility is the storage of fertilizers for sale to farmers. Anhydrous ammonia is recieved, stored and transferd for distribution for crop production nutrients.The maximum quanity stored would be 183,000 pound in our 2 storage tanks.
The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of a storage tank released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 131,000 pounds, which represents the volume of the storage tank at 85 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is 2.50 miles.
The alternative release scenario based on industry records and most likely to occur is a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is .83 miles.
The facility is heavily regulated by DOT, EPA, OSHA and The Kansas Department of Agriculture, who inspects each of our facilities on an annual basis. We are in compliance with the provisions of ANSI K-61 which are the requirements and standards for ammonia facilities. Because of the oversight and the committement to safety our firm has demonstrated we have attained an outstanding safety record. There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia in the past five years that have caused any deaths, injuries, or significant property damage at the facility; nor to our knowledge, have resulted in offsite deaths, injuries, evacuations, sheltering in place, property damage or environmental damage.
The facility has an emergency action plan and has participated in the Community R
ight-To-Know program in the State of Kansas. It is our goal to operate safely and effectively in order to service the communities in which we operate both today and in the future.