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Scotts Miracle-Gro: No highly-flammable materials housed, used at Tyler facility

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TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Following a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, officials with Scotts Miracle-Gro in Tyler said the plant housed in part of the old Goodyear plant on Texas Highway 31 west, said there are no highly flammable materials housed or used at the facility.

Hyponex Corp. began production of Scotts Miracle-Gro products including potting soils and Scotts Naturescape Advanced colored mulches out of the former Goodyear building several months ago.


Lance Latham, Scots-Miracle Gro public affairs director, said any materials at any of the Scotts plants would be considered low-risk.

"We don’t use ammonia nitrate or anhydrous ammonia,” he said.

The West Fertilizer plant had the volatile anhydrous nitrate on hand, but the cause for the explosion and fire remains under investigation.

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