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West Residents Petition, Protest To Save High School From Demolition

More than 300 people have signed a petition to protect the historic West High School building from being demolished.

07/15/2014

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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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Athens Plant Fire Treated As Crime Scene

More than 300 residents were evacuated from their homes Thursday after a fire started at a fertilizer storage facility in the east Texas city of Athens. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

05/30/2014

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Los Alamos Container Linked To Nuke Dump Leak

Questions about the safety of barrels stored at a temporary site in West Texas were raised after a radiation leak at the government’s troubled nuclear waste dump.

05/16/2014

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel view the railroad tracks near to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Agency To Report On West Blast

The men who died last year fighting a fire at a fertilizer plant that then exploded in West have been called heroes, but they have also been called victims of a failed system.

05/15/2014

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Sheriff: 2 Killed, 9 Hurt In Oil Field Explosion

A buildup of pressure caused an explosion as workers were changing a wellhead Wednesday at a West Texas oil field, killing two of them and injuring nine others, a sheriff said.

04/30/2014

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel view the railroad tracks near to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

CSB: West Firefighters Weren’t Aware Of Explosion Risk

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that West volunteer firefighters were not fully aware of the risk of ammonium nitrate exploding at the West Fertilizer Co. plant.

04/22/2014

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No New Safety Laws A Year After West Blast

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in buildings without sprinklers.

04/22/2014

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Easter Services In West Mark New Beginning

Today’s Easter service was an important one for those in West, Texas, who this week marked the one year anniversary of the explosion that rocked the town.

04/20/2014

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Family Remembers Dallas Firefighter Killed In West

A Dallas family remembers their father, Lucky, who courageously responded to the fire in West and never returned.

04/17/2014

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Memorial To Honor Victims Of West Explosion On One-Year Anniversary

Friends and family in the small town of West are preparing to honor victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that occurred one year ago today.

04/17/2014

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Elderly Couple In West Rebuilds After Watching Their House Be Demolished

Syble Bohanan loves her new kitchen and her brand new home in West. But it’s not something she and her husband Bo ever wanted.

04/17/2014

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