Train Derails In South Carolina, Spilling Ammonium Nitrate; Evacuation Order Lifted
This time 15 cars carrying
It is the main component of ANFO, a popular explosive, which accounts for 80% explosives used in North America.
What is anhydrous ammonia, and why is it so risky to handle? It is a chemical made up of one part nitrogen and three parts hydrogen. The properties of this fertilizer make it one of the most potentially dangerous chemicals used in agriculture. Ammonia gas is colorless and has a sharp, penetrating odor
Train Derails South Carolina – A trail carrying toxic substance ammonium nitrate has derailed in rural South Carolina on Friday night. An evacuation order for residents living within 1.5 miles of the accident scene was immediately released but it was lifted on Sunday.
It could have been carrying Keystone pipeline, caustic, sludge, oil.