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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

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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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Agency Studying West Fertilizer Plant Fire & Explosions To Prevent Similar Occurance

It was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.

05/17/2013

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West One Month Later, Cause Of Blast Still Undetermined

After a nearly one month long investigation involving 29 state and federal agencies and more than 100 people, the state fire marshal and ATF say they have ruled the cause of the fire undetermined.

05/16/2013

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

Authorities: Crime Not Ruled Out In West Explosion

One month after a fire triggered a massive blast in West, Texas killing 15 people, officials on Thursday had to declare the cause of the blaze as “undetermined.”

05/16/2013

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Willie Nelson Raises $125K For West & Abbott Volunteer Firefighters

At the West Volunteer Fire Department, a day of mixed emotions. As they continue to mourn their seven firefighters killed when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, they take comfort in the generosity of country superstar Willie Nelson.

05/13/2013

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Volunteer Support In West Continues

The massive clean up in West, Texas seems to have only just begun. Many residents are now preparing for their condemned homes to be destroyed, including Joye Nors, who lived blocks away from the explosion site.

05/11/2013

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Attorney: Reed To Plead Not Guilty

Former West paramedic Bryce Reed will plead not guilty to possessing an explosive device and is vehemently denying speculation that he was involved in the explosion there that left 15 dead, his attorney said in a statement.

05/11/2013

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West Residents Shocked By Arrest

The arrest of Bryce Reed and the announcement of a criminal investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion in West are a couple of stunning changes in the story.

CBS 11–05/10/2013

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