Ammonium Nitrate Stocks Vast

South, Southeast Store Most AN in Country

Todd Neeley
By  Todd Neeley , DTN Staff Reporter
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Texas investigators determined that the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, had 150 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the small facility; approximately 28 to 34 tons ignited, followed by a huge explosion. DTN research and analysis shows there are many situations and locations comparable to and exceeding that involving West Fertilizer Co. (Photos courtesy of Google Earth)
A DTN data search finds some potentially dangerous situations among 17 states surveyed that store solid ammonium nitrate near subdivisions and recreational areas.

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