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Pesticide Triggers Explosion at Arkansas Chemical Plant

HeadlineMay 09, 1997

This news from Arkansas: Noxious fumes continue to drift out of a chemical plant early today, hours after heat from a smoldering bag of pesticide triggered an explosion that killed three firefighters. The plant’s owner said the pesticides and the chemical-filled warehouse were not supposed to be explosive. The blast blew out the cinderblock wall that crushed the firemen who had been sent to the plant to assess the danger of the smoking bag.

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