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    Apr182013

    Industry needs smarter tools to manage risk:

    "Though explosions at fertilizer plants are rather uncommon -- there have been 17 unintended blasts that resulted in casualties since 1921, six of which were in the United States -- the risk could increase as the fertilizer industry is poised to grow....It appears the U.S. is in a good position to capture most of that growth, thanks to fracking, according to [the Washington Post]. That’s because a lot of fertilizer is made with natural gas, which is available on the cheap in the U.S. now thanks to the controversial practice."

    Full article here:

    West Fertilizer Co. Told The EPA There Was 'No' Risk Of Explosions: Report