Ammonia tank venting fumes on Tulalip beach

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TULALIP, Wash. (AP) -- You can smell ammonia within about 100 feet of a tank found on a beach on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. There are no homes nearby and no evacuation has been ordered.

The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/sIPvPg ) the beach has been taped off by the state Ecology Department, Environmental Protection Agency, the Coast Guard and the Tulalip Fire Department. They're letting the gas vent. The tank could hold as much as 470 gallons.

It's unknown where the tank came from but it looks as if it's been in the water for several weeks.

Ammonia is used as a refrigerant on ships.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com