Daily Kos: Texas fire marshals turned away by five facilities with big ammonium nitrate stockpiles
In the months since the fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 and injured 200 in West, Texas, in April, the state has been trying to check for fire hazards at similar facilities. But five facilities storing 10,000 pounds or more of ammonium nitrate, the same dangerous fertilizer chemical that made the West explosion so deadly, have turned fire marshals away. And that’s just fine, under Texas state law.
The formerly hip-deep hypocrisy of all three branches of government is now forehead high … we’ll soon be in over our heads if we don’t speak up, and it takes only a minute to do so: