PLYMOUTH, Minn. -- The Mosaic Company reported today that a minor explosion occurred at its Faustina, La., ammonia plant on Wednesday evening.



No injuries resulted from the explosion, which is believed to have occurred in a vessel that contained hydrogen used in the conversion to ammonia. The combustion of hydrogen results in water, therefore no toxic releases occurred.



Damage to the Faustina plant is estimated to be minimal, but the company has temporarily shut down its phosphate granulation operations to complete its investigation of the incident. It is not expected that this event will have a material impact on the company's production operations at the facility.



The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.



SOURCE: The Mosaic Company via PR Newswire.