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West Fertilizer Co.

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West Fertilizer Report Says Firefighters Not Properly Trained

There is a new federal report into what went wrong in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion. According to a branch of the CDC, firefighters didn’t realize the dangers of the ammonium nitrate on property.

CBSDFW.COM–11/13/2014

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1st Bill Reacting To West Blast Meets GOP Pushback

The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception Tuesday from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.

07/01/2014

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Report: 262 People Hurt In West Fertilizer Blast

A health report on the impact of the West fertilizer plant explosion says 262 people were injured in the blast. That’s in addition to the 15 people killed by the April 17, 2013, explosion.

06/24/2014

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel view the railroad tracks near to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Agency To Report On West Blast

The men who died last year fighting a fire at a fertilizer plant that then exploded in West have been called heroes, but they have also been called victims of a failed system.

05/15/2014

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

Residents Respond To Findings In West Fertilizer Blast Report

The fertilizer plant explosion in West that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in front of a packed room of residents and town officials.

KRLD–04/22/2014

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel view the railroad tracks near to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

CSB: West Firefighters Weren’t Aware Of Explosion Risk

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that West volunteer firefighters were not fully aware of the risk of ammonium nitrate exploding at the West Fertilizer Co. plant.

04/22/2014

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No New Safety Laws A Year After West Blast

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in buildings without sprinklers.

04/22/2014

Site where an apartment complex once sat in West, Texas. Most of the complex, which was near the West Fertilizer Co. plant, was completely destroyed in the April 17, 2013 blast. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Officials In West Considering Building New Fertilizer Plant

As the state remembers West, Texas on the one-year anniversary of a deadly explosion, the mayor in the town acknowledged that local officials are considering building a new fertilizer plant.

04/17/2014

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Groundbreaking Symbolizes Hope In West One Year Later

More than 100 West residents & community leaders gathered to break ground on a new 75,000 square foot nursing home.

04/04/2014

West Middle School (credit: CBS 11)

Students In West Looking Forward To Fresh Start

West ISD has spent the past weeks scrambling to provide classroom space to replace the three schools damaged in April’s chemical plant explosion. And now, a sprawling maze of tan portable buildings surrounds the damaged frame of the old intermediate school.

08/26/2013

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EPA Responds To Questions About West Fertilizer Co.

For the first time since the West fertilizer plant exploded last April killing 15 people, the EPA is responding to questions posed by Congress.

06/20/2013

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Seniors In West Graduate, Move On From Tragedy

More than 110 teenagers graduated from West High School, almost two months after a deadly plant explosion destroyed their campus.

06/07/2013

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