Apr 19, '13
I've been praying. Grandmother grew up on a farm near Waco. Mother born on a kitchen table near Bowie.
In its most recent risk management plan filing with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, West Fertilizer Co. officials said they had steps in place to prevent the accidental release of anhydrous ammonia.
The facility sold fertilizers directly to farmers, according to regulatory filings retrieved through a website run by the Center for Effective Government.
The safety plan, filed in June 2011, said the worst-case scenario would be "the release of the total contents of a storage tank released as a gas over 10 minutes."
Filed by the company's general manager, the risk management plan indicated there hadn't been an accident at the warehouse facility in the last five years.
The filing also said that "based on the most likely potential incident," an alternative release scenario would be "a release from a break in a transfer hose," company officials wrote.
To prevent that, the facility had pressure relief valves in place.
"Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility," officials wrote.
West Fertilizer Co. fined $2,300 in 2006 for lack of safety plan - latimes.com
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