Ammonium nitrate is used in mining. Mining = fracking.
Storage of ammonium nitrate was blamed for the tragic explosion in West, Texas. Wise County seems to be the prize winner in the ammonium nitrate storage category for the Barnett Shale area. Score to the DRC reporting!
Denton Record Chronicle
Facilities must disclose certain amounts of materials kept on site
By John D. Harden and Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe / Staff Writers
According to that report, Justin Seed is categorized as a “5” for ammonium nitrate, storing between 100,000 and 999,999 pounds.
Phone calls to Justin Seed Co. were not returned by press time Thursday.
At least 44 facilities statewide have reported large stores of at least 10,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate, according to state records obtained by the The Dallas Morning News.
Wise County had four sites each reporting more than 100,000 pounds on site, the most sites of any county in Texas. Two of the sites in Alvord had the same address.
The facilities in Wise County use ammonium nitrate to manufacture explosives for industries such as mining and construction, site managers said.
Chemical plants are dangerous places.
I wonder if there is a fracking connection to the West, Texas explosion?
UPDATE: Two companies mentioned in the DRC article.
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Mining = rock quarries. Large number in the Chico/Bridgeport area, but don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. Now explain to me how the only reason they produce rock there is for the roads to the “fracking sites.” I saved you some time. I knew there was some connection.
Thanks so much for putting our minds at rest, Katy. Whew!
I guess this is wrong http://www.earthworksaction.org/issues/detail/hydraulic_fracturing_101
And this list: where ammonium nitrate is listed on Table one, guess that’s wrong too. http://cce.cornell.edu/EnergyClimateChange/NaturalGasDev/Documents/PDFs/fracking%20chemicals%20from%20a%20public%20health%20perspective.pdf”
Ammonium nitrate CAS #6484-52-2
I guess those suppository shaped charges made of ammonium nitrate really aren’t, huh?
Oh and, I guess a bunker to keep the explosives used for fracking is not needed after all. http://kunc.org/post/why-you-need-explosives-bunker-fracking”
Thanks, Katy. I can always depend on you.