The explosion in Lebanon has reignited fears among Sydney residents where a huge chemical plant sits within three kilometres of the Sydney central business district (CBD). Residents have been demanding for years that the stockpile, four times larger than Beirut’s, should be moved away from the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Explosives expert Tony Richards said it is worth noting that plants used to produce and store ammonium nitrate and other explosive chemicals are not uncommon. There are thousands of facilities just like Beirut’s in Texas, Paris, and other places.
Australia: chemical stockpile much larger than BeirutWritten by David Fletcher 06 Aug 2020
- Pray: for mining, explosive and chemical manufacturers and consumers to reassess safeguarding procedures for dangerous stockpiles to avoid more tragedies. (Psalm 101:2b)
- More: www.vice.com/en_uk/article/pkyxmv/beirut-explosion-australia-ammonium-nitrate-stockpile