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Ripped chemical bags added to risk of Beirut blast

Lebanese officials knew that more than half the bags of a 2,750-tonne stockpile of ammonium nitrate that caused a deadly explosion in Beirut were damaged six years ago, but took no action to dispose of the chemical. A 2014 inspection report by Beirut port authorities, seen by the Financial Times, labels the chemical as “explosives”…



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