The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

July 9, 2013

Official: Ammonium nitrate not stored in county

GREENVILLE — There is no reported significant accumulation of a potentially explosive substance stored within Hunt County.

Ammonium nitrate is a chemical commonly used as an ingredient in fertilizer, the detonation of which has been tied to several devastating explosions over the years, including the April 17 blast at a fertilizer plant in West.

Department of Homeland Security Director for Hunt County Richard Hill said the Texas Department of State Health Services tracks the storage of ammonium nitrate and has listed 121 locations in Texas where more than 10,000 pounds of the chemical are stored.

“There is no ammonium nitrate of more than 10,000 pounds stored anywhere in Hunt County,” Hill said. “None is being reported to the State of Texas.”

Hill said he and his staff have also checked with local businesses.

“We have found no one that sells ammonium nitrate in Hunt County, except in small amounts,” Hill said, noting some gardening merchants sell fertilizer products containing the chemical. “And even then it is not 100 percent ammonium nitrate.”

1
Text Only
Top News
House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News