Obama Pushes for Increased Regulations for Fertilizer Plants
President Obama has organized an executive draft to increase regulations for the handling, mixing, and storing of the hazardous chemical ammonium nitrate. Ammonium nitrate is the chemical that is responsible for the deadly explosion that occurred in April at a Texas fertilizer plant. Ammonium nitrate is a hazardous material that is very toxic and deadly.
According to a White House fact sheet issued today, August 1st, 2013, the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas is a “tragic reminder that the handling and storage of chemicals present serious risks that must be addressed”. A number of fatal explosions have emphasized the threat of the hazardous chemical, ammonium nitrate.
Ammonium nitrate is common in agricultural environments and widely used in the fertilizer industry, antibiotics and industrial explosives. Ammonium nitrate should be segregated from combustible materials to avoid hazardous situations. The hazardous chemical is an oxidizer which means that it accelerates the burning of combustible materials.
Ammonium nitrate should be stored in a cool, dark environment with proper fire suppression systems. When ammonium nitrate is heated or contaminated by incompatible chemicals, it can explode; therefore a proper and fully compliant chemical storage building must be necessary. Proper maintenance of ammonium nitrate must be scheduled when being stored. Material safety data sheets (MSDS) on ammonium nitrate should be thoroughly read before storing or handling of the chemical. Ammonium nitrate must be stored in a tightly sealed container because of its critical relative humidity of 59.4%.
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