Apparently, our favorite physicist Michio Kaku appeared on CBS News soon after the Texas fertilizer plant explosions to explain exactly how this occurred and to give an idea of just how powerful it was. Kaku does a good job of explaining the chemical processes that unleash this kind of power, but the really interesting part of his commentary is stern warnings that not enough regulations may be in place to control things when such an explosion is possible. You may be surprised by the very common chemical that actually triggers the explosion chain of events. Here’s a hint: you’re made of it.
Even more interesting, perhaps, is that this video seems to be buried. Perhaps the powers-that-be decided that Kaku stepped out of line when he issued a little call out against those that run these factories and what measures are taken (or not taken, as it were) to make sure that something like this doesn’t happen.