OMAHA (DTN) -- Texas State Rep. Dan Flynn has heard from old-timers in rural areas who say they remember welding close to nearby ammonium nitrate stockpiles -- never thinking twice about whether it was risky.
Then came the West Fertilizer Co. explosion last spring in West, Texas.
State lawmakers and others are hoping attitudes are changing about the safe storage of AN after 15 people died, hundreds were injured and hundreds of buildings were damaged or destroyed on April 17, 2013.
"Why haven't we seen more of these kinds of incidents?" Flynn, R-Van, asked Texas Fire Marshal Chris Connealy during ...