Farmers Asked to Help Keep Fertilizer out of Terrorist Hands


Peterborough, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/02/2014 -- A known component of home-made bombs and explosives, fertilizer is stored in bulk by farmers throughout the country. As Home Secretary, Theresa May, speaks at the counter-terrorism awareness week conference at the Royal United Services Institute in Westminster, farmers are being asked to be vigilant and ensure fertilizer is stored securely. Plastic water tank specialist, Enduramaxx, offers a number of solutions to enable farmers to store fertilizer, along with all other liquids safely and securely.

The Home Secretary announced a new package of anti-terrorism measures in the new Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, introduced by parliament this week with aims to tighten up protection throughout the UK. With tensions throughout Syria and Iraq, the threat of terrorism facing the country is the highest it has been for some years.

With fertilizer being widely used in the formulation of explosives used in terrorism, counter-terrorism officials have warned farmers to pay close attention to where and how securely their stocks of fertiliser are stored. The warnings come as police appeal to rural communities to play their role in ensuring the risks of extremist attacks on UK soil are reduced.

In addition to police warnings, The National Farmers Union has its own ten-point guide covering the 'dos and don'ts' of storing fertilizer. Amongst these guidelines are points including; don't store fertiliser where the public have access; don't leave fertilizer in fields overnight; and don't store fertilizer close to public highways.

About Enduramaxx
Peterborough-based plastic water tank specialist, Enduramaxx, is only too aware that farmers need to be storing liquid fertilizer and indeed all liquids safely and securely. The company's range of vertical storage tanks, horizontal tanks, potable water tanks and cone bottom tanks are all made from an extremely robust, ribbed, single piece of uv-stabilised polyethylene. Liquids, including fertilizer are kept safe from spillage, leakage and theft, especially when the tanks are installed in secure units.

For information on storing fertilizer and other liquids safely and securely, farmers should visit

Outgang Road
The Fen

Tel: 0800 840 4030
Fax: 01778 560942