West Reaches Settlement After 2013 Fertilizer Plant ExplosionThe city council in West this week approved of accepting $10.44 million to settle its claims against the defendants, including makers and suppliers of ammonium nitrate, the explosive fertilizer involved in the blast, and Adair Grain Inc., owner of the fertilizer plant itself.
Memorial To Honor 15 Killed In West Fertilizer Plant ExplosionThe memorial is being built in a city park about 100 yards from where the West Fertilizer Co. plant exploded on April 17, 2013.
EPA Delays Chemical Storage Rule, Cites Terrorism FearThe Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals.
U.S. Airstrikes Kill 20 Al-Qaida Militants In SyriaU.S. forces conducted a series of precision airstrikes this week against terrorists in northwestern Syria, killing at least 20 al-Qaida militants, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
CBS 11 To Air Documentary On Rebuilding West SchoolsThe film chronicles West ISD’s recovery after the devastating 2013 fertilizer plant explosion.
Students March To New Schools In WestStudents marched to a new school complex in West on Wednesday. The Central Texas town was the site of a fertilizer plant explosion in 2013 that killed 15 people. The new complex includes West High School and West Middle School.
West Faces New Questions As Fire Called "Criminal Act"One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property. What caused the blaze?
Fire In West Explosion Considered Arson, Many Angered And SurprisedFederal investigators announced Wednesday they now consider a fire that led to the deadly fertilizer plant explosion to be arson.
Officials Say West Explosion Was Criminal ActAuthorities said Wednesday that the fire which caused a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West three years ago was a criminal act. Federal and state investigators are trying to determine who was responsible.
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.