Experts: Texas Plant Explosion Caused by "Perfect Storm" of Chemicals Present

Investigation ongoing


Industry experts are calling the massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas the result of "the perfect storm."

While ammonium nitrate is powerful enough to make bombs in Afghanistan, it's also been used for crop production in America for decades. CBS 11 Investigative reporter Ginger Allen talked with owners of other fertilizer companies who say it's rare for all the components of the fire triangle to come together and ignite inside a fertilizer plant.