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Registered: ‎05-14-2010

Fertilizer plant fire effects

Sooooo......How many anhydrous ammonia plants that were in the "planning" stage are now going to be put on hold because of this incident in West, Texas? CBS did a great job of tossing out conjecture with no real facts this morning about what started the fire in West....blaming "BOTH" anhydrous ammonia and ammonium nitrate for the explosion. They muddied the water so much, that the average American with no knowledge of the issue is going to demand we stop using all forms of nitrate and ammonium fertilizer, simply because under certain conditions they can be dangerous. How can news organizations keep putting out misinformation that effects the livelihood of people without being held accountable? Don't they know that their actions might make the entire agricultural sector a target for unreasonable fear?