West Fertilizer Explosion

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.
West Getting New Schools After ExplosionThe Central Texas town which was devastated by a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is getting two new schools.
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.
Despite Demolition Decision Future Of West High School UncertainTaking 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.
Abbott: Texans Can Ask 'Any Plant' About ChemicalsAnyone can ask companies what they're storing and get answers within 10 days.
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.
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