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Fertilizer and anhydrous ammonia storage in southwest Ohio

Reporting by Dave Larsen | Map by Kyle Nagel

Common chemical

A chemical suspected of causing or contributing to Wednesday's deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas is commonly stored in significant amounts in southwest Ohio.

Here's a look at facilities that hold commercial fertilizer licenses or store 10,000 pounds or more of anhydrous ammonia in the region's nine counties: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren. Click on markers for information about the location.

Fertilizer license
Stores > 10,000 pounds
Both of the above

Fertilizer license: Holds commercial fertilizer license from the Ohio Department of Agriculture
Stores > 10,000 pounds: Stores 10,000 pounds or more of anhydrous ammonia, which requires a risk management plan

Sources: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio Department of Agriculture