Insight: How the fertilizer industry is responding to safety concerns

The tragic explosion at West Fertilizer in April 2013 put the fertilizer industry under the spotlight. The US Government is working with the industry players and national safety bodies to put in place further safeguards following a review chemical safety regulations.

Download this article on the background to the explosion at West Fertilizer and the subsequent events to gain a better understanding of how safety within the fertilizer industry is being addressed.

This information covered includes:

  • Background to the accident at West Fertilizer
  • Summary of the US Government response
  • Timeline of the aftermath of West Fertilizer explosion
  • The Texas initiative for public information on ammonium nitrate sites

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