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Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed up to 15 'suspicious:' source
nypost.com ^ | April 18, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and JOSH SAUL

Posted on 04/18/2013 9:19:53 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

A senior Obama administration official said a series of briefings overnight have produced concern the Texas blast could have been at least criminal in nature. Authorities are trying to contain their speculation for fear of causing a panic, but the official told The Post the cause of the blast is "suspicious."

Authorities suspect the blast was set off by a truck or rail car holding a large quantity of ammonia that somehow caught fire or blew up. Ammonia, under certain conditions, can become combustible or explosive.

"It's 50-50," the source said. "Some sort of explosion caused the ammonia truck/rail car to create a shockwave up to a half-mile away, destroying that little town."

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KEYWORDS: ammonia; fertilizer; isolatedincidents; waco; west; westtx
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I just find it very eery as I woke out of sound sleep this morning realizing that it was 20 miles and 20 years from Waco almost to the day!! EERY!


101 posted on 04/20/2013 5:37:59 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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