Joe Wertz

Center for Public Integrity

Senior environmental reporter for the Center for Public Integrity.

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A massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, injured thousands, and leveled an entire neighborhood.

Lebanese officials blame explosion in Beirut on ammonium nitrate. Can something similar happen in US?

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