From the WUIS Harvest Desk: Grain elevators across the country store billions of bushels of farm products like corn and wheat. They’re a staple of rural communities.
But the dust that piles up in grain storage facilities is highly combustible – it can be six times more explosive than gun powder. Just one spark can send a blast that will shake the ground for miles.
After a deadly explosion in northeast Kansas, some of the victims’ families say the only way to put a stop to grain explosions may be to bring criminal prosecutions against grain companies.
Jeremy Bernfeld reports for Harvest Public Media: