Texas Fire Marshal Debuts Ammonium Nitrate Search

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Fire Marshal's Office has launched a website that lets Texans search for facilities with large amounts of ammonium nitrate, the chemical that ignited in an April fertilizer plant explosion and killed 15 people.

The online program allows residents to enter a ZIP code and see if that code has an ammonium nitrate storage facility with more than 10,000 pounds, or 5 tons.

The Fire Marshal's Office found 110 facilities in 71 Texas counties that have that amount or more.

It's part of an effort by the office to better detail stocks of the potentially hazardous chemical.

For security reasons, officials haven't posted a full list of facilities online or specific details about each facility.


KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230880211 - kbtx.com/a?a=230880211