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'Minor' ammonia leak closes rink at Cottage Grove Ice Arena

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An ammonia leak discovered Wednesday has temporarily closed a rink at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena.

An exposed ammonia pipe outside the arena had a minor leak affecting refrigeration of the western-most rink in the arena, City Administrator Ryan Schroeder said.


“What we’ve found is that the piping was supposed to be in a vault and it wasn’t,” Schroeder said. The pipe runs from a compressor room to the rink. “It’s not a safety hazard … but it does have an impact on our rink.”

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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