Ammonium Nitrate and Ignorance: A Deadly Combination

Ammonium nitrate, NH4NO3, was used as a fertilizer before people realized that it was potentially explosive. And to this day┬ápeople who should no better are still unaware of its dangers. Between 1911 and 1921, a German company BASF was producing a mixture of ammonium sulfate and ammonium nitrate in the town of Oppau . The... Continue Reading →

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