Officials are telling residents displaced by the massive fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West that tanks on site are leaking gas and causing small fires.
There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West that exploded and killed at least 14 people. This is not unusual.
Willie Nelson said Thursday that he will turn an upcoming Texas concert into a benefit for victims of the explosion at a fertilizer plant not far from where he grew up.
Some North Texas Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets have launched a grassroots effort to raise money for victims of the explosions at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.
At a news conference shortly before noon Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry announced he had requested an emergency declaration for McLennan County, where West is located.
Windows blown out, siding pulled off, bricks pulled off. It looked almost tornadic.
A research horticulturist for Texas A&M developed the idea of Earth-Kind Landscaping. The goal is to use less water, less fertilizer and less pesticides, and have plants thrive.