Fertilizer Risks Questioned

Texas Fertilizer Blast Highlights Safety Concerns

Russ Quinn
By  Russ Quinn , DTN Staff Reporter
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According to an EPA website, the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, had total storage for anhydrous ammonia of 54,000 pounds, a relatively small amount of storage for the nitrogen fertilizer. (Photos courtesy of Google Earth)
The explosion Wednesday night at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, raises questions about the safety of fertilizer storage.

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