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Dangerous Chemical Containers Still Leaking At Destroyed Beirut Port; Initial Cause Of Fire Revealed

In a continuing clean-up effort amid a dangerous and potentially toxic environment, leaking chemical containers are posing a challenge to crews working to inspect and secure the Beirut port section which was site of what’s being deemed the largest non-military munitions explosion in history on August 4.  

“Chemical experts and firefighters are working to secure at least 20 potentially dangerous chemical containers at the explosion-shattered port of Beirut, after finding one that was leaking, according to a member of a French cleanup team,” the AP reports.

Chemical containers were in many cases found punctured following the detonation of over 2,500 tons of ammonium nitrate. 

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