The great Boston molasses flood occurred on January 15, 1919.

The great Boston molasses flood occurred on January 15, 1919. In it, 2.3 million gallons of crude molasses flowed from a 30-foot high storage tank that ruptured, killing 21 people and injuring 150. The estimated specific gravity of crude molasses is 1.4. What were the mass of molasses in the tank in lbm and the pressure at the bottom of the tank in lbf/in2? Give at least two possible causes of the tragedy.