"There are no chemical leaks out of control" Texas police play down fears of ammonium air leak following fertilizer plant blast

'There are no chemical leaks out of control': Texas police play down fears of ammonium air leak following fertilizer plant blast Toxic fumes from the blaze are 'under control' according to police chief Patrick Swanton Blast is thought to have been caused by the ignition of dangerous anhydrous ammonia at the plantIf gas is inhaled it can cause eye irritation and damage the lungs By Michael Zennie, Anna Edwards and Katie Davies PUBLISHED: 04:35 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:44 GMT, 18 April 2013 Emergency workers have played down fears of a toxic air leak following the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Initially reports suggested the farming community would be under a secondary danger of inhaling ammonia fumes which can cause respiratory problems