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

Study: All North Texas Students At Chemical Disaster Risk

A new study found every single student in Dallas and Rockwall Counties is at risk of exposure to chemical disaster. Researchers call it a major threat to our children, that went unnoticed until the West Fertilizer Plant explosion.

CBS 11–10/06/2014

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President Obama & Private Sector Try To Improve Safety After Deadly Explosion in West

President Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly April explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.

08/01/2013

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1 Dead, 73 Hurt In La. Plant Explosion

A ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed at least one person and injured dozens of others.

06/13/2013

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Massive Explosion & Chemical Fire At Garland Plant

An explosion and subsequent massive fire at a chemical plant in Garland sent workers scrambling and businesses nearby into a panic.

CBSDFW.COM–11/16/2012

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TCEQ Concludes Massive Chemical Fire In Waxahachie Could Have Been Avoided

A report just released by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality concludes that last October’s massive fire at the Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie could have been avoided.

04/25/2012

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Waxahachie Fire Smolders As Investigation Continues

The CEO of a company that owns a Waxahachie chemical plant that caught fire Monday says the chemicals being mixed at the plant Monday should have not caught fire.

10/06/2011

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2 Hurt In Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

Two people are in the hospital after being injured in an explosion at a chemical plant east of Houston.

12/24/2010