Houston Area Chemical Plant Accused Of Releasing Toxic Pollutants During Harvey: 'They Left Hazardous Chemical Deliberately Unprotected'Arkema Inc., a subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer, and three of its senior employees are on trial over charges accusing them of releasing toxic pollutants and injuring two sheriff’s deputies.
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.
Final Report On West Fertilizer Disaster Comes Next WeekU.S. Chemical Safety Board to present final investigation report on West fertilizer ammonium nitrate explosion on Thursday, January 28.
US Agency: Deaths Show DuPont Has 'Failed' Safety ProgramU.S. regulators on Thursday took DuPont to task for a massive gas leak last year that killed four workers at a plant in Texas, placing the chemical company in its "severe violator enforcement program" and saying the accident shows it has a "failed safety program."
Report: 262 People Hurt In West Fertilizer Blast A health report on the impact of the West fertilizer plant explosion says 262 people were injured in the blast. That's in addition to the 15 people killed by the April 17, 2013, explosion.
Residents Respond To Findings In West Fertilizer Blast ReportThe fertilizer plant explosion in West that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in front of a packed room of residents and town officials.
CSB: West Firefighters Weren't Aware Of Explosion RiskThe 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.
No New Safety Laws A Year After West BlastIt 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.
Students In West Looking Forward To Fresh StartWest 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.
EPA Responds To Questions About West Fertilizer Co.For the first time since the West fertilizer plant exploded last April killing 15 people, the EPA is responding to questions posed by Congress.
ATF Accused Of Blocking Investigation Of West ExplosionThe ATF is under fire. It's among the lead agencies investigating the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company plant that killed 15 people last month. Agents from another organization looking into the blast accuse the ATF of interfering and delaying their investigation.
Agency Studying West Fertilizer Plant Fire & Explosions To Prevent Similar OccuranceIt was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.