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Willie Nelson Raises $125K For West & Abbott Volunteer Firefighters

At the West Volunteer Fire Department, a day of mixed emotions. As they continue to mourn their seven firefighters killed when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, they take comfort in the generosity of country superstar Willie Nelson.

05/13/2013

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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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Texas’ Elite Search & Rescue Team Recalls Finding Closure In West

When the fertilizer plant in West exploded, Texas Task Force One was called in to search the area closest to the plant for survivors. They didn’t find any.

05/08/2013

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Firefighter Who Survived West Explosion Says Blast Blew Him Out Of His Boots

Robert Payne was one of the first responders to rush to fight a fire at a West fertilizer plant last month.

05/08/2013

Berwyn Fire Company Engine 2-1 leaves headed to Texas. (credit: Berwyn Fire Company)

West Volunteer Fire Department Gets Fire Engine Donation

There’s good news for firefighters working in West. The list of donations to the Texas town now includes a fire truck.

CBSDFW.COM–05/08/2013

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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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I-Team: Were Safety Guidelines For Chemical Followed In West?

More than two weeks since the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, and the Sullivans are still cleaning up.

05/03/2013

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

McLennan County Disaster Drills Didn’t Include Plant Explosion Site

McLennan County’s emergency management coordinator, Frank Patterson, said the county knew the plant stored 270 tons of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate.

05/02/2013

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West Donations To Be Processed By One Charity

The Waco Foundation has been designated to handle all monetary donations designated for the town and its citizens.

05/02/2013

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Lawyer Sets Up Shop In West To Represent Explosion Victims

Some survivors are already filing lawsuits seeking damages after the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, with a half dozen lawsuits already filed.

05/01/2013

The remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 people were killed and more than 200 people were injured. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

State Agencies Never Considered Safety Of West Fertilizer Plant

A total of 28 state and federal agencies are investigating why the West Fertilizer Company’s plant caught fire and exploded two weeks ago.

05/01/2013

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