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Texas Has 41 Plants Mixing Chemicals Using West Facility Method

May 01, 2013

Texas has 41 plants that blend ammonium nitrate in a way that’s similar to the Adair Grain Co. fertilizer facility that exploded April 17, killing at least 14 people and injuring 200, said Kathy Perkins, assistant director of the Texas Department of State Health Services, at a legislative hearing in Austin.

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