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Odd, isn't it, thatbimmediately as it happened, there just so happened to be a bunch of people filming it from all different directions? How fortuitous! Gee, I wonder how they knew to point their phones camera in that direction? What luck, eh?
Pay attention, the cellphones are filming _after_ the first explosion. Before the big one blows out the fire.
One video shows the first grey cloud after it already had climbed, then focuses on the base, where you see small objects flying around and exploding, then a flash and then the big boom.Question is, what caused the first blast that caused the fire that set off the secondary explosives that then set of the big explosion.Hmmm...
News report that it was just a bunch of fireworks that spontaneously combusted. HA!
Anonymous, Not saying it isn't odd that all these different shots were being done at the time of the horrific incident, but it could be folks were calling others that the, so called, fireworks factory was on fire and is exploding. And I see from other videos there is series of smaller explosions leading up to this 1/8th kilo ton blast. Was it fireworks? Me thinks something more nefarious is going here. But what? 😲
I surmise that it was an ammo dump. Also the reason that all of the cameras are on that building is that this was the 2nd explosion.And damn if it wasn't impressive.
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Saw a report that said it was ammonium nitrate fertilizer that had been stored for over 6 years, illegally and without oversight. It does look like a concrete silo complex before the blast. No word on the second blast that was away from the docks.....
That was the Port Silos complex. Most of the wheat entering Lebanon is there Flour is going to be in short supply for a while.
Flour and wheat dust are very explosive in the right situation. Ammonium nitrate usually needs a primary explosion to set it off, usually.
Beans is right. You need a blasting cap to initiate a high order explosion. High order detonations require "pressure." You can put a match to C-4 and you can get it to burn but that's not how it explodes. The same is true with ammonium nitrate. If you are mixing ammonium nitrate and fuel oil (ANFO) it will yield a blacker smoke.
It was a form of ammonium nitrate used exclusively for explosiveshttps://tinyurl.com/y5qbvfowhttps://tinyurl.com/yy934su5Hmmmmm........What in the world would they need that stuff for?????
Ammonium nitrate usually will not detonate by itself, because it is an oxidant and requires the addition of a reductant. The most common choice in diesel oil.
Ammonium nitrate is a widely used fertilizer, perhaps the most common form of nitrogen fertilizer used.
Texas City, 1947.https://www.britannica.com/event/Texas-City-explosion-of-1947