During a tour of West today, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn confirmed that ammonium nitrate was found at the site of the explosion. It’s a fertilizer component also used to make bombs.
The information comes as federal and state agencies arrive in West to investigate the cause of the tragedy.
Floyd Wolf, like many of his neighbors, was surprised to learn the explosion that tore apart their community may have come from West Fertilizer. After all, the company had been there for decades, sitting near their school and homes.