West Texas Explosion
Presentation made by: Eva Fox
Group Members: Eva Fox, Sarah Wylie, and Kryslyn Autrey
How did this happen?
At around 7:00 pm on April 17, 2013, A fertilizer plant first caught on fire, and everyone got concerned. A few minutes later, the plant explodes and wipes out within 3,000 feet in the area. Many people died or got injured and many buildings got destroyed.
No one knows what caused the explosion. People are assuming that a gas reaction from the fire caused it.
Everyone was forced to evacuate the city just in case another explosion happened. Only one tank exploded and another one is still there.
It will take a long period of time to reconstruct the whole area that got affected.
Bold- abiotic factors
Slanted- biotic factors
Food and water
Here is a picture of people donating food and water to the people from West, Texas
Above is a map of the whole area that got affected from the explosion.
Ammonuim nitrate was in the fertilizer tank. When this gas gets overheated, it explodes. People think this is the reason why it exploded.
More about Ammonium nitrate
Pics of what happened
This was before the fertilizer plant exploded.
This is a picture when it exploded
Everything in the area was obliterated. The red circle shows where the fertilizer plant was
Birds eye view
This is a picture of the mushroom cloud from the explosion
This building got completely destroyed.
This man got very injured from the explosion.