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WEST (CBS 11 NEWS) – Investigators have now ruled what many have suspected: the ammonium nitrate stored at the West Fertilizer Company’s plant exploded.
But the 29 state and federal agencies involved in the probe still don’t know what triggered the blast, and the fire that began at the facility before that.
On Monday, the state announced the fire began in the fertilizer and seed building, but that investigators ruled out that the blaze began in the bin holding the ammonium nitrate.
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Meantime, the fertilizer plant’s General Manager Ted Uptmore Sr. told me by phone that he has no idea why the ammonium nitrate blew up.
Uptmore said at the time of…
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