The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Tuesday by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast.
The long road to recovery for the city of West is proving to still be full of bumps and cracks.
One year after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, the town’s leader likes what he sees. “It’s a smile on my face,” said Mayor Tommy Muska. “That humming is progress.”
Plans have been unveiled for a renovated park with a playground and memorial in a Central Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion claimed 15 lives.
At the age of 76, two years after he retired, Dan Pokluda never thought he would be building houses again.
In only eight days, Steven Kuchera, his wife Stephanie, and twin 17-year-old sons Jackson and Nick will be moving into their new home in West.
Residents and officials in West are upset about FEMA’s decision to deny a major disaster declaration for the ravaged Texas town.