Chemical Safety Board Approves New Recommendations To Avoid Another West-Type IncidentNew standards to save lives. That's the hope as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board approved new recommendations after the deadly explosion at West Fertilizer in 2013.
Dozens Of Dangerous Texas Chemical Plants Operate Near Public CentersDozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in the town of West in 2013, one of Texas' worst industrial accidents, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods, federal regulators say.
Possible New Laws Considered 2 Years After West ExplosionTexas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West. But it remains uncertain whether lawmakers will ultimately adopt them.
Athens Fertilizer Plant Fire Suspicious, Says ChiefState and local fire investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked a massive fire here at the East Texas Ag Supply fertilizer plant in downtown Athens.
Hundreds Evacuated As Fire Burns At Fertilizer Storage FacilityHundreds of people have been forced to evacuate after a fire at an East Texas fertilizer storage facility.
CSB: West Firefighters Weren't Aware Of Explosion RiskThe U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that West volunteer firefighters were not fully aware of the risk of ammonium nitrate exploding at the West Fertilizer Co. plant.
Fire Chief Urges Changes Ahead Of West Anniversary The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year.
ATF: Work On West Explosion Case Continues
Texas Fire Marshal Debuts Ammonium Nitrate SearchThe Texas Fire Marshal's Office has launched a website that lets Texans search for facilities with large amounts of ammonium nitrate, the chemical that ignited in an April fertilizer plant explosion and killed 15 people.
Fertilizer Industry Grows Despite Safety Concerns The current wave of potential fertilizer plant expansions come with concerns. A blast at a West, Texas fertilizer plant in April killed 15 people , highlighting the dangers of such facilities and how loosely they're regulated.
Union Pacific Train Derails In Tarrant CountyA Union Pacific train initially believed to be carrying ammonium nitrate derailed early Thursday morning in far Southwest Tarrant County.
Watchdog Group Keeps Its Focus On NonprofitsDays after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado donations from across the country poured into the American Red Cross. But a watchdog group that keeps a close eye on non-profits, like the Red Cross, raised some red flags when they realized not all of the money would go to the victims of the Moore disaster.