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Athens Fertilizer Plant Fire Suspicious, Says Chief

State 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.

05/30/2014

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Hundreds Evacuated As Fire Burns At Fertilizer Storage Facility

Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate after a fire at an East Texas fertilizer storage facility.

CBSDFW.COM–05/29/2014

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel view the railroad tracks near to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

CSB: West Firefighters Weren’t Aware Of Explosion Risk

The 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.

04/22/2014

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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.

04/14/2014

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

ATF: Work On West Explosion Case Continues

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Federal investigators in charge of investigating the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West say they still consider the case open, eight months after the blast killed 15 people and sent debris flying […]

12/05/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Texas Fire Marshal Debuts Ammonium Nitrate Search

The 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.

CBS 11–11/06/2013

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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.

07/18/2013

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Union Pacific Train Derails In Tarrant County

A Union Pacific train initially believed to be carrying ammonium nitrate derailed early Thursday morning in far Southwest Tarrant County.

07/18/2013

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Watchdog Group Keeps Its Focus On Nonprofits

Days 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.

06/27/2013

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Cleanup Day Saturday, More Recovery In West

Some repair experts have been helping residents of a Central Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion rebuild.

05/09/2013

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Fertilizer Plant Manager Believes 50 Tons Of Ammonium Nitrate In Building That Exploded

Investigators have now ruled what many have suspected: the ammonium nitrate stored at the West Fertilizer Company’s plant exploded.

CBS 11–05/06/2013

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I-Team: Thefts, Leaks Frequent At West Fertilizer Plant

For a facility that had the potential to destroy everything around it, law enforcement records show the West Fertilizer Co. was easy for thieves and burglars to access.

CBS 11–05/03/2013

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