West Fertilizer Company
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.
President Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly April explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.
The current wave of potential fertilizer plant expansions come with concerns. A blast at a West, Texas fertilizer plant in April killed 15 people , highlighting the dangers of such facilities and how loosely they’re regulated.
On the three-month anniversary of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, some kids from that town, and another where disaster struck this past year, are enjoying summer camp in Fort Worth.
After a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the rural town of West in April, local teachers and administrators did what they could to help the community cope with the disaster that wrecked hundreds of structures, including three of city’s four schools.
Experts blamed lax regulations and a patchwork of safety standards with many large holes for leading to the fertilizer plant explosion last April that killed 15 people in West.
A federal agency investigating the deadly April explosion at the fertilizer plant in West told a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a “patchwork” of standards.
The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the fertilizer company that exploded and its supplier, but an environmental law attorney says it will be a difficult case.
The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the West Fertilizer Company late Friday afternoon, in the wake of the April 17 explosion that killed 15 people and injured 200.
Two months to the day after the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people, Texas lawmakers say they’re in no rush to propose tougher regulations or laws to prevent the tragedy from happening again.
The small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.