Explosion Hits Texas Ammonia Plant

By Michael B. Marois and Mike Lee - 2013-04-18T09:25:03Z

Photograph by LM Otero/AP Photo

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Heavily Damaged

Adair Grain’s DBA West Fertilizer Co. is an anhydrous ammonia facility, according to Wilson. Anhydrous ammonia, a liquid source of the fertilizer nitrogen, is applied directly by farmers to the soil to increase crop yields. 

Left, a heavily damaged apartment near the site of the explosion.