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Agency Investigating West Blast Finds Lax Regulation Of Chemicals

A federal agency investigating the deadly April explosion at the fertilizer plant in West told a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a “patchwork” of standards.

06/27/2013

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Legal Expert: City of West’s Lawsuit “Difficult Case To Win”

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the fertilizer company that exploded and its supplier, but an environmental law attorney says it will be a difficult case.

CBS 11–06/24/2013

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

City Of West Files Lawsuit Against West Fertilizer Company

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the West Fertilizer Company late Friday afternoon, in the wake of the April 17 explosion that killed 15 people and injured 200.

CBS 11–06/21/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Request Changes After West Explosion

Two months to the day after the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people, Texas lawmakers say they’re in no rush to propose tougher regulations or laws to prevent the tragedy from happening again.

06/17/2013

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Volunteers Demolish Buildings Damaged In West Explosion

Nearly two months ago, the West Fertilizer Plant exploded. The blast leveled a large part of the city. Thursday, workers started tearing down one of the large buildings damaged in the disaster

CBSDFW.COM–06/13/2013

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FEMA Denies Assistance To West After Deadly Explosion

The small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.

06/12/2013

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Requirements Vary For FEMA Disaster Assistance

The individual victims of the West explosion are getting help. But the announcement that FEMA has denied disaster money, to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed in April’s fertilizer plant explosion, directly affects the city’s request for help.

CBS 11–06/12/2013

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Hundreds In West Seek FEMA Help Since Plant Blast

Nearly 800 people have sought Federal Emergency Management Agency help since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion decimated a Central Texas town.

06/06/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Presence Of Explosive Chemicals Often Kept Secret

Fears of terrorism have made it harder than ever for citizens to find out what dangerous chemicals lurk in their backyards. Secrecy and shoddy record-keeping have kept the public and emergency workers in the dark about stockpiles of explosive material.

05/30/2013

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Massive Demolition Of Blast-Damaged Homes In West

Work crews funded by a church are beginning an effort to knock down 50 unlivable homes in West, where a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the town.

05/29/2013

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ATF Accused Of Blocking Investigation Of West Explosion

The ATF is under fire. It’s among the lead agencies investigating the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company plant that killed 15 people last month.
Agents from another organization looking into the blast accuse the ATF of interfering and delaying their investigation.

CBS 11–05/22/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Agency Studying West Fertilizer Plant Fire & Explosions To Prevent Similar Occurance

It was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.

05/17/2013

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