Chemical Safety Board Approves New Recommendations To Avoid Another West-Type IncidentNew standards to save lives. That's the hope as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board approved new recommendations after the deadly explosion at West Fertilizer in 2013.
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.
Hundreds Of West Fertilizer Plant Explosion Lawsuits Will ContinueHundreds of lawsuits over a fertilizer plant explosion in West will continue, even after an agreement was reached in the first group of cases. Attorneys for the group would not say how the decision might affect the other lawsuits.
Partial Settlement Reached In West BlastA settlement was reached with the families of some victims of the massive West fertilizer explosion.
Families Of 3 Firefighters Killed In West Explosion Reach SettlementPotential jurors received phone calls telling them not to report to jury duty.
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.
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.
Students & Community Celebrate Plans For New School In WestIn West, students held what looked and sounded like a homecoming‎. After all, they want to come home. Adults also joined in the celebration for a soon-to-be built combined West High School and Middle School.
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.
Silver Alert Issued For Missing West ManThe McLennan County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 78-year-old man with cognitive impairment. Joseph LaVerne Mapes was last seen Monday morning.
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.
West Streets Still Not Repaired, A Year After ExplosionThe long road to recovery for the city of West is proving to still be full of bumps and cracks.

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