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Athens Continues Recovery & Festival Preps After Fertilizer Fire

By Friday nearly all of Athens was back open. Home evacuations were lifted,some 24 hours after a fertilizer storage facility caught fire. But despite the blaze, evacuation and investigation – the show must go on. The Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion is back on.

CBS 11–05/30/2014

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Families Return To Their Homes After Athens Fertilizer Fire

Many of the families in Athens who were displaced after Thursday’s fertilizer fire have returned to their homes. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

CBS 11–05/30/2014

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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

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Charity Director Handling Private West Donations To Resign

The executive director of the The Long Term Recovery Center in the city of West is resigning.

12/12/2013

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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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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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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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

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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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