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Are Fertilizer Explosions Just Another Cost of Doing Business for Big Ag?

Originally published by Civil Eats on 03/03/2016

Three years ago, an explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant killed 15 people and injured another 260. In January, the Chemical Safety Board, the federal agency that investigates chemical disasters, released their final report. The conclusions are sobering: More than a thousand communities nationwide are home to similar fertilizer production faci