CSB Releases Its Initial Findings on the 2013 Ammonia Nitrate Fertilizer Explosion at West Fertilizer Co.

Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its initial findings on the 2013 explosion from the storage of large quantities of ammonia nitrate (AN) fertilizer, where 14 people were killed, 226 injured and local communities destroyed.  Findings indicate fire fighters and other first responders along with the communities located near AN storage and distribution facilities are not being told of the AN hazard; and there are no fire codes are in place to ensure companies use safe storage practices for AN fertilizer.  Fertilizer Institute establishes guidelines for first responders.  Read more here