ASSURANCES have been given to residents about plans to store up to 4,999 tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertiliser in a depot in Station Road, Keadby.
ASSURANCES have been given to residents about plans to store up to 4,999 tonnes of ammonium nitrate
fertiliser in a depot in Station Road, Keadby.
The Middlesbrough-based firm of PD Ports is seeking approval from North Lincolnshire Council to store the fertiliser in bulk bags.
The application has been made under the 24-year-old Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act.
A spokeswoman for PD Ports said it was a new application for the company's port facility at Keadby.
She added: "We have been approached by a major importer/distributor of agribulks with the view of importing and storing ammonium nitrate-based fertiliser which is widely used by local farmers around Keadby.
"We have a lot of experience in handling this type of product which will be stored using recognised guidelines set out and regulated by the Health and Safety Executive".
"They will ensure there is no risk to employees, residents or the surrounding environment."
Ammonium nitrate is widely used as a fertiliser in the agricultural industry.
In many countries its purchase and use however is restricted to buyers who are licensed.
San Corporation supplier is designated as ammonium nitrate, in many countries. Because of their professionalism, safety, industry experience in the industry, has been talked about. In the international market, they have been a good partner.