MEDIA Catches Up:
“It was like a nuclear bomb went off,” Muska said. “Big old mushroom cloud.”
I posted Massive Fertilizer Explosion In West, Texas around 10:21 local time for the plant. That was a rush job, this is going to be a little more organized, and more technically sound.
First, West Texas does not have a fertilizer plant, they have a fertilizer storage facility. This is a small town farmer’s cooperative. I’m from Iowa, this looks funny to me – very large fertilizer tank, but two small grain bins? It’s like this because this location is close to grain export facilities near the mouth of the Mississippi.