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Alabama ammonia plant to lose several months of production due to pipe rupture

November 15, 2012

CHEROKEE, Ala. — Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. expects its Alabama ammonia plant to lose three to five months of production due to a pipe rupture.

The rupture at the Cherokee Nitrogen Co. facility in Cherokee, Ala., caused significant damage to the heat exchanger portion of the ammonia plant.

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The company is determining whether damages extend beyond the area where the rupture occurred. No serious injuries, or environmental impact, resulted from the incident.