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After Fertilizer Explosion West ISD Reclaiming The Gridiron

Just four months ago the West IISD football field played host to the darkest day in the city’s history. Instead of pads and helmets the turf was used as a triage center. Thursday night the football field will be used for its intended purpose.

CBSDFW.COM–08/29/2013

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Fire Marshal: Inspections Refused Since West Blast

Five facilities in Texas with large quantities of the same fertilizer chemical that fueled the deadly plant explosion in West have turned away state fire marshal inspectors since the blast, investigators said Monday.

08/26/2013

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Students In West Looking Forward To Fresh Start

West ISD has spent the past weeks scrambling to provide classroom space to replace the three schools damaged in April’s chemical plant explosion. And now, a sprawling maze of tan portable buildings surrounds the damaged frame of the old intermediate school.

08/26/2013

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West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Prompts Gift From Michigan Fire Department

A Texas tragedy prompted a gift of caring all the way from Michigan to the Abbot Fire Department, which rushed to assist those affected by the blast in West last April.

CBS 11–08/24/2013

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Michigan Fire Department To Donate Fire Truck To Abbott, Texas

A gift from a small town in Michigan will help replace a fire truck lost in the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West.

CBSDFW.COM–08/23/2013

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Some Texas Non-Profits Eligible For Plant Explosion Disaster Help

Some private nonprofit groups in Central Texas impacted by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are eligible to seek low-interest federal disaster loans.

08/06/2013

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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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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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Devastated Town Of West Pondering Schools’ Future

After a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the rural town of West in April, local teachers and administrators did what they could to help the community cope with the disaster that wrecked hundreds of structures, including three of city’s four schools.

07/16/2013

Gov. Rick Perry comments on the fatal fertilizer plant explosion in West on April 18, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Rick Perry Expects President Obama To Help Rebuild West

Gov. Rick Perry told about 400 people in the town still reeling from a fertilizer plant explosion three months ago that the state will work to help rebuild West.

07/13/2013

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3 Months After Blast Boil Water Order Lifted For City Of West

Nearly three months after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, experts say it’s now safe to drink water from all public supplies in the City of West.

07/10/2013

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Verbal Fireworks At Capitol Hill Hearing Over Deadly Explosion In West

Experts blamed lax regulations and a patchwork of safety standards with many large holes for leading to the fertilizer plant explosion last April that killed 15 people in West.

CBS 11–06/27/2013

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