"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

Three husky puppies and their mother left in tiny cage for 23 hours a day by cruel owners

Three husky puppies and their mother left huddled in tiny cage for 23 hours a day by cruel owners By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 15:17 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:00 GMT, 6 February 2013 Three husky puppies and their mother were left to fester in their own urine in a locked crate before being dumped by their owners. The female Alaskan Malamutes were severely malnourished, had ammonia burns on their paws from being left in their own mess and their coats were stained yellow. The 16-week-old puppies and their three-year-old mother, called Megan, are believed to have been kept in a tiny cage for 23 hours a day before being taken to a pet rescue centre in Liverpool