Saturday, August 16, 2014

Speech on Fertilizer Explosion in West - Texas 2013

I am happy to accept a speaking engagement for the Southern California section of AIChE, (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) for their September, 2014 monthly meeting.   My topic will be the safety issues that led to the fatal explosion in West, Texas, of an ammonia-based fertilizer distribution company, and the legal issues that ensued. 

The little town is a bit south of Dallas.  The event started with a fire, followed a few minutes later by a tremendous explosion.  Several people lost their lives in the explosion.  A number of structures were destroyed or damaged.  The explosion registered on earthquake seismometers as 2.1 intensity.  

More on the speech will be added after the meeting.  

Roger E. Sowell, Esq.
Marina del Rey, California

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