Dangerous Chemical Believed to have damaged several lives in the port city of Beirut entered in Liberia
Buchanan, Grand Bassa – Several bags of Ammonium Nitrate (1250kg) which is suspected to have destroyed several lives in the Port City of Beirut is currently stored in Buchanan.
Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula NH₄NO₃. It is a white crystalline solid consisting of ions of ammonium and nitrate. It is highly soluble in water and hygroscopic as a solid, although it does not form hydrates. It is predominantly used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer.
Several bags were seen in the Own your Own Community were the old Emergency Response Unit was built during the Ebola Crisis.
Reliable sources told newsman that the chemicals entered Liberia through the Port of Buchanan.
According to reports, August of this year, the Port District of the City of Beirut exploded in a blast that killed nearly 100 persons and destroyed several city blocks.
UltrAN 100E, is a high density Ammonium Nitrate, stored in the port which was responsible for this terrible tragedy.
Several bags of the same Ammonium Nitrate were lifted through the Buchanan Port according to in house sources.
Research has proven that Ammonium Nitrate is hazardous for human .
When ammonium nitrate explodes, it can release toxic gases including nitrogen oxides and ammonia gas. The orange plume is caused by the nitrogen dioxide, which is often associated with air pollution. “If there isn’t much wind, it could become a danger to the people nearby
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