Fertilizer

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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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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Authorities: West Explosion Investigation May Be Done May 10

An investigation should be finished within the next two weeks into what caused a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 14 people, state authorities said Wednesday.

05/01/2013

Frank Reynolds (credit: Archer Co. Jail)

Fort Worth Teen Arrested With Pressure Cooker, Fertilizer In Trunk

North Texas police thought they might have stumbled upon another Boston-style bomber.

04/26/2013

A view of the devastation resulting from the April 17 fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas, is seen from a distance through a field of corn on April 20 2013.  (credit; Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Fires Erupt At West Blast Site

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.

04/20/2013

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

Safety Rules Limited For Small Fertilizer Plants

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.

04/20/2013

Country music singer Willie Nelson. (credit: Getty Images)

Willie Nelson To Hold Benefit For Texas Blast Victims

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.

04/19/2013

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Local ROTC Cadets Raising $ For Explosion Victims

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/19/2013

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

Gov. Perry Declares McLennan County A Disaster Area

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.

CBS 11–04/18/2013

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Two EMS Workers, Six Firefighters Killed In West Explosion

Windows blown out, siding pulled off, bricks pulled off. It looked almost tornadic.

04/18/2013

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Make Your Garden Green & Save Some Green

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.

11/05/2012

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