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.
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.
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.
Nearly three months after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, experts say it’s now safe to drink water from all public supplies in the City of West.
Days after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado donations from across the country poured into the American Red Cross. But a watchdog group that keeps a close eye on non-profits, like the Red Cross, raised some red flags when they realized not all of the money would go to the victims of the Moore disaster.
It was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.
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.
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.”
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.
The city of West has essentially shut down due to the number of memorials scheduled in the small community. Little more than a week after the tragedy, people are weary and still want to know what happened…
The tragic fire and explosion in the town of West, McClennen County, not only leveled homes near the fertilizer plant, it also damaged houses as far as a mile-and-a-half away.
Industry experts are calling the massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas the result of “the perfect storm.”