Lebanon’s Army Finds Ammonium Nitrate at Port Beirut

Lebanon’s Army Finds Ammonium Nitrate at Port Beirut

The Lebanese army has discovered a large amount of the explosive ammonium nitrate at the entrance to the port of Beirut.

 

It involves 4.35 tons of the same stuff that caused a massive explosion and devastation in the Lebanese capital last month.

At that time it was a much larger quantity, namely 2750 tons. According to the state news agency NNA, the military is busy cleaning up the material.

The blast on August 4 killed more than 170 and injured an estimated 5,000 people.

Ammonium nitrate is used, among other things, for fertilizers, but also for explosives.

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