Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2013

Area residents need not worry about fertilizer plant

HARTINGTON — Local residents shouldn’t have to worry about a repeat here of the recent disaster in West, Texas.

That community was rocked when a fertilizer plant exploded.

Even though Hartington has a fertilizer plant, as well, residents don’t need to worry about it, Central Valley Ag officials said.

The Hartington City Office and the Hartington Fire Department have received a letter from Central Valley Ag concerning hazardous materials.

The letter was sent in the aftermath of the massive fertilizer explosion in Texas.

People in communities all across the country have been asking “can this happen in our town?”

The devastating explosion in Texas was likely fueled by the onsite storage of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, according to the CVA letter.

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