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West Fertilizer Report Says Firefighters Not Properly Trained

There is a new federal report into 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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Students In West Looking Forward To Fresh Start

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.

08/26/2013

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Fertilizer Industry Grows Despite Safety Concerns

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.

07/18/2013

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3 Months After Blast Boil Water Order Lifted For City Of West

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.

07/10/2013

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Watchdog Group Keeps Its Focus On Nonprofits

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.

06/27/2013

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Agency Studying West Fertilizer Plant Fire & Explosions To Prevent Similar Occurance

It was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.

05/17/2013

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West One Month Later, Cause Of Blast Still Undetermined

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.

05/16/2013

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

Authorities: Crime Not Ruled Out In West Explosion

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.”

05/16/2013

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Willie Nelson Raises $125K For West & Abbott Volunteer Firefighters

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.

05/13/2013

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City Of West Mourns; Questions Remain

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…

CBS 11–04/24/2013

WEST, TX - APRIL 18: Workers with Cen-Tex Roof Systems clean up glass debris and cover a broken window with plywood on April 18, 2013 in downtown West, Texas. The damage was caused by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

West Residents Return Home, Start Picking Up Pieces

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.

04/18/2013

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I-Team: What Went Wrong At West Fertilizer Plant

Industry experts are calling the massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas the result of “the perfect storm.”

04/18/2013

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