Emergency Crews Responding to Anhydrous Leak at Co-op in Collins

COLLINS, Iowa – Emergency crews are on the scene of an anhydrous leak in Collins and multiple homes have been evacuated because of the danger.

An anhydrous tank at the Landus Cooperative at 324 Railway St. began leaking just before 11:00 a.m. About 10 to 12 homes east of the location were evacuated because of the direction the wind is blowing, according to Capt. Nicholas Lennie with the Story County Sheriff’s Office.

A 500-foot radius has also been evacuated.

Fire crews from Collins, Colo, and Maxwell are all on scene. The Des Moines Fire Department’s HAZMAT team is assisting as are members of the Story County Sheriff’s Office and Story County Emergency Management.

Officials are urging people to stay away from the area while they work to contain the leak.

No injuries have been reported.