West Faces New Questions As Fire Called "Criminal Act"One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property. What caused the blaze?
Officials Say West Explosion Was Criminal ActAuthorities said Wednesday that the fire which caused a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West three years ago was a criminal act. Federal and state investigators are trying to determine who was responsible.
Dozens Of Dangerous Texas Chemical Plants Operate Near Public CentersDozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in the town of West in 2013, one of Texas' worst industrial accidents, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods, federal regulators say.
Final Report From Chemical Safety Board On West Fertilizer ExplosionIt’s been nearly three years, but the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released its final report on West Fertilizer Company plant explosion.
Final Report On West Fertilizer Disaster Comes Next WeekU.S. Chemical Safety Board to present final investigation report on West fertilizer ammonium nitrate explosion on Thursday, January 28.
Partial Settlement Reached In West BlastA settlement was reached with the families of some victims of the massive West fertilizer explosion.
State House Mulls Chemical Storage BillThe 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.
Remembering West Fertilizer Explosion 2 Years LaterJeni Janek says she can't believe two years have passed since the fertilizer plant in West exploded, changing this city of 2800 residents forever.
Prayer Service & Candlelight Vigil 2 Years After West Plant ExplosionIn 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.
Possible New Laws Considered 2 Years After West ExplosionTexas 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.
Report: Texas Has Most Hazardous Chemical Plants In CountryA congressional report shows Texas has the largest number of plants in the nation that use the most hazardous chemicals.
West Fertilizer Report Says Firefighters Not Properly TrainedThere 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.