Hazmat units and local authorities reported to the Monday afternoon after reports of an ammonia leak occurred.
According to and a Nestle spokesperson, the leak was self-contained to a small area and was cleaned up within an hour of the call to authorities.
The first alert was sent out around 2:30 p.m. requesting Hazmat units to report to the Nestle Factory. Rachel Koelzer, a Nestle Spokesperson, explained that Hazmat was called as part of protocol even though the leak contained less than one percent of ammonia.
“The leak was self contained to one area of the factory,” explained Koezler. “There was never a safety or environmental risk with the leak, we just wanted to be extra cautious."
Freehold Borough Police Lieutenant Mark Wodell confirmed that the leak was cleaned up shortly after the first alert was sent out over dispatch.
Regular procedures were continued at the Nestle Factory today.