AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Apr 24, 2014 06:02 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Chemical Safety Board Calls for Better Regulation of Stored Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer

Just over a year ago, a massive explosion at a Texas facility that stored ammonium nitrate fertilizer killed 14 people, many of whom were first responders. This week, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said the April 17, 2013 explosion was "preventable" and pointed out that the 40-60 tons of ammonium nitrate that ignited were stored in a wooden building and bins, rather than concrete, and that the facility had ...

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