The owner of Hull and Goole’s ports has launched a review into ammonium nitrate storage following an explosion in Beirut last week. Associated British Ports (ABP) said U.K. ports that store the chemical are subject to strict regulations.

But the company added it had launched further checks on ammonium nitrate kept in its ports to ensure storage standards were being met.

It follows the blast in the Lebanese capital which killed at least 100, injured thousands more and levelled nearby buildings believed to have been caused by improperly storing the chemical, according to authorities there.

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10th August 2020