They had far more ammonium nitrate than is allowed by law. DUH<quoted text> It was a storage facility. Not a plant. How do you inspect a silo full of fertilizer? No fire. No explosion.
It wasn't in a silo, either, dimwit.
""Texas fertilizer plant: 28 years, no full inspection""
"Before 270 tons of ammonium nitratet exploded at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant last Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security “did not even know the plant existed,” ranking Republican on the DHS House committee Bernie Thompson said Monday.
According to Reuters, 270 tons of ammonium nitrate is 1,350 times more than what should trigger safety oversight from the DHS.(For comparison, the West fertilizer plant had 135 times more ammonium nitrate on its premises than Timothy McVeigh used when he blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.) But the last full safety inspection of West plant was 28 years ago.
Why had regulation on this plant become so lax in the last three decades? MSNBC’s Alex Wagner blamed President George W. Bush on The Last Word Thursday:
“We celebrated the man’s presidency today at the opening of his presidential library,” Wagner said,“but if you look at what happened to OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration], which is the organization which oversees workplace hazards and really has an eye out for the American worker, I believe 86% fewer regulations were issued under Bush. The man he appointed to head OSHA literally fell asleep on the job multiple times…the notion of regulation became a very bad thing under Bush.”
The “bad notion of regulation” was echoed by Texas Governor Rick Perry Monday in Chicago, on a trip meant to lure businesses to the Lone Star state.""
The news reports call it a Fertilizer Plant. Semantics or not, it was the lack of regulations that was the root cause of the explosion.
This is much like your stupidity following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, where you said Obama shouldn't have shut down Gulf drilling because of 'one accident'.
You've amply proven what a nitwit you are when it comes to life saving regulaltions.