[size=4]Subject: Safety Flash: Propane Tank Danger
For those of you who like to grill it up during the summer, here’s a
safety announcement you should be aware of… Please put this information out
to ALL personnel. This message was sent to me and I thought it should be
shared. I personally do not exchange my propane tank. For those of you that do,
this is something you definitely need to be aware of, especially in light of the
recent news of ‘Meth-labs’ in our area.
The following came from an email sent to me:
'There was a meth training/workshop yesterday and there was a lot of
great new information presented. I wanted to let you all know about one thing
that I was not aware of.
Meth cooks are getting the propane tanks from the exchanges at Wal-Mart,
Kroger, etc. and emptying them of the propane. Then, they are filling
them with anhydrous ammonia (which they now have a recipe for). After they
are finished with them, they return them to the store. They are then
refilled with propane and sent back for you and me to buy. Anhydrous ammonia is
very corrosive and weakens the structure of the tank. It can be very
dangerous when mixed with propane and hooked up to our grills, etc.
According to our presenter, you should inspect the propane tank for any
blue or greenish residue around the valve areas. If it is present, refuse to
purchase that one. The information was researched, and you should check
out the following website for more details. They also have pictures you can
show. [FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][size=4]http://www.npga.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=529[/FONT]](http://www.npga.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=529)[/FONT][/size]