At the end of last week, August 30th 2013, the EPA put out its final advisory entitled “Chemical Advisory:Safe Storage, Handling, and Management of Ammonium Nitrate“.
Ammonium Nitrate, you’ll remember was the cause of the explosion in Texas that killed 15 people this past April. The advisory refers to this accident as well as to several others in the past to talk about why the advisory is needed and why changes need to be made. According to the 19 page document, here are some of the lessons learned from past accidents and explosions:
Download and read about the proper storage, handing and management of Ammonium Nitrate at http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/docs/chem/AN_advisory.pdf