Ammonium nitrate caused Beirut explosion, officials say. Is US safe against a similar blast?

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A satellite image shows the port of Beirut after an explosion, Lebanon, August 5, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS.

A massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, injured thousands, and leveled an entire neighborhood. Lebanese officials blamed the blast on more than 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate that were stored without safety measures.