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Video: Why Does Fertilizer Sometimes Explode?

Damage at Port of Tianjin

PortandTerminal.com, November 2, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Last August an explosion at the port in Beirut killed at least 220, injured more than 5,000 and left an estimated 300,000 people homeless. The blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a chemical compound commonly used as an agricultural fertilizer, which had been stored for 6 years at a …

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WATCH: Tianjin – Port disaster of the decade?

PortandTerminal.com, December 22, 2019 TIANJIN, CHINA – On August 12, 2015, chemicals exploded at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin killing 173 people and caused so much damage that it could be seen from space.  A video filmed by a stunned eyewitness, Dan Van Duren, captured the moment successive huge blasts tore through the industrial area at the port. WARNING: …

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