Forum Post: Deja vu -- Worst-case scenario at Texas fertilizer plant exceeded by fire and explosion.
Posted 6 years ago on April 18, 2013, 8:24 a.m. EST by grapes
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Corporate [West Fertilizer Co] estimate: "The plant's report to the EPA said even a worst-case scenario wouldn't be that dire: there would be a 10-minute release of ammonia gas that wouldn't kill or injure anyone, the newspaper [The Dallas Morning News] reported."
Actual report in CNN article: " 'Like a nuclear bomb'
The blast shook houses 50 miles away and measured as a 2.1-magnitude seismic event, according to the United States Geological Survey.
"It was like a nuclear bomb went off," [Mayor Tommy] Muska [of West, Texas] said. "Big old mushroom cloud." "