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Ammonium nitrate mixed with negligence behind Texas fertilizer plant explosion – experts

18.04.2013 15:29

The massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, must have been caused by ammonium nitrate, and couldn’t have gone off without negligence by the facility’s employees, chemists who talked to RT about the incident agree.

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Anonymous user 25.04.2013 17:50

FD screwed up the resonse to a hazardous incedent.

Anonymous user 24.04.2013 20:15

Did u listen to DR? Carver or Robbie Parker at the time, at SANDY Hook NO obviously NOT What acting

Anonymous user 24.04.2013 20:11

They turn the Americans noses any-which-way, its starting tlo bug the WORLD Start with 9/11.....SOON

Anonymous user 23.04.2013 19:29

Apparent emergency responders were not properly trained on how to cope with this situation.

Anonymous user 23.04.2013 12:54

Just let businesses do whatever they want, right conservatives? How's that working out, idiots?

Anonymous user 23.04.2013 05:51

Ammonium Nitrate....mixed with diesel and stronger than dynamite=fact

Anonymous user 23.04.2013 02:01

Remove the blank spaces in roberts web addresses and goolge will take you there why did rt add them

Anonymous user 23.04.2013 01:30

RT have the experts explain the blast patter. I do not think you will find one that wants to.

Anonymous user 22.04.2013 23:32

If the experts can not figure it out then here is a hint a incoming missile exploded above apts.


Robert Roberts 22.04.2013 21:31

Dr. John Price mentions a pressure pulse I am sure this term he is using means the concussion force that the blast causes. Well have this man explain why the pressure blast went in one direction, why the pressure blast was not symmetrical, why the pressure blast did not leave a crater, why the pressure blast blew the roofs of the buildings downward, why the pressure blast blew the drivers side windshield wiper on the auto that sits on the explosion side of the apt. building through the windshield downward as you can see by the outline of the windshield, the pressure pulse signature is in the photos John price.


Robert Roberts 22.04.2013 21:11

I said ammonia nitrate but it could be potassium nitrate saltpeter, ect. but where is the crater and why is it not symmetrical


Robert Roberts 22.04.2013 21:07

Who are these experts? and if they are experts, why not have them explain the blast pattern signatures that the supposed ammonia nitrate explosion. For example have them explain, why no crater?, why blast is not symmetrical?, why do autos on protected side of building all have their roofs caved in and the one on the blast side does not?, Why is raised railroad track not blown away?, why does the third apt. from the middle have all th lumber blown out in both direction and have all drywall blown to floor?, I have seen a lot more but, that is a few things we should have explained and no one is asking these questions

Anonymous user 22.04.2013 15:42

saltpetre and ammonium nitrate arenr the same thing!

Anonymous user 20.04.2013 20:15

thank you Artaud for the effort ▬ employees need to know what drives supervisors

Anonymous user 20.04.2013 16:24

Texans don't need no regulations

Anonymous user 20.04.2013 15:08

Thank you, Artaud. I've located & downloaded the FonCSI suggested PDF. It is highly illuminating.


Artaud 20.04.2013 11:09

Apparently links cannot be posted. Search for " Human and organizational factors of safety: state of the art" on Google, the site is foncsi
Dot org. Download the PDF by that name. It's free and it's an eye opener. There's more to safety than employee actions and inactions. If you have not yet perused the Chemical Safety Board site, give it a peak. They address employer and employee causes of accidents. Ex-spurts say that employees were to blame in Texas. An ex is a has been. A spurt is a drip of water. So a has been drip of water again blames employees. Dah! We need to know what was behind the employee's actions.

Anonymous user 20.04.2013 03:25

Saltpeter is potassium nitrate not ammonium nitrate.


Artaud 20.04.2013 03:19

Greedy capitalism causes you to take chances with the operation of a plant in such a fashion that conditions are permitted to exist that lend themselves to catastrophes. Read the document I recommended, it was an eye opener. Risk factors are frequency AND severity. I have too often heard "what is the chance of that happening?"

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