In light of the recent tragic explosion at the fertilizer factory in Texas, some may remember when the Pepcon facility went up.

The PEPCON disaster was an industrial disaster that occurred in Henderson, Nevada on May 4, 1988 at the Pacific Engineering Production Company of Nevada plant. The chemical fire and subsequent explosions claimed two lives, injured 372 people, and caused an estimated US$100 million of damage. A large portion of the Las Vegas Valley 10 miles away was affected, and several agencies activated disaster plans.

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