West Fertilizer Explosion

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State House Mulls Chemical Storage Bill

The Texas House is to debate the first major proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations more than two years after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion.

05/01/2015

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Remembering West Fertilizer Explosion 2 Years Later

Jeni Janek says she can’t believe two years have passed since the fertilizer plant in West exploded, changing this city of 2800 residents forever.

CBS 11–04/17/2015

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Prayer Service & Candlelight Vigil 2 Years After West Plant Explosion

In West, the community gathered in prayer and held a candlelight vigil to remember the 15 people, mostly firefighters, who died two years ago at 7:51 p.m.

CBS 11–04/17/2015

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

Possible New Laws Considered 2 Years After West Explosion

Texas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West. But it remains uncertain whether lawmakers will ultimately adopt them.

04/14/2015

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

Report: Texas Has Most Hazardous Chemical Plants In Country

A congressional report shows Texas has the largest number of plants in the nation that use the most hazardous chemicals.

12/11/2014

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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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West Getting New Schools After Explosion

The Central Texas town which was devastated by a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is getting two new schools.

10/30/2014

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

New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules

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.

08/05/2014

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Despite Demolition Decision Future Of West High School Uncertain

Taking a wrecking ball to a piece of history. More heartache may lie ahead in the town of West. Wednesday the school district voted to demolish the old high school. Officials said the building was too badly damaged by the fertilizer plant explosion.

CBSDFW.COM–07/09/2014

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Abbott: Texans Can Ask ‘Any Plant’ About Chemicals

Anyone can ask companies what they’re storing and get answers within 10 days.

07/02/2014

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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

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