Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM CDT

Texas Agency Said Firefighters Unprepared for Blast

Texas Agency Said Firefighters Unprepared for Blast

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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 04:49 PM CDT

A Year After West Blast, Less Than Half Donations Given

A Year After West Blast, Less Than Half Donations Given

A year after the West disaster, the foundation overseeing about $3.6 million donated afterward has approved less than half of that for residents in need.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 08:44 PM CDT

Safety Board Reports West Blast Was "Preventable"

Safety Board Reports West Blast Was "Preventable"

Officials for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a report Tuesday that said gaps in federal and state regulations made the huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant possible.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 09:04 PM CDT

West Could Rebuild Plant After Fatal Blast: Mayor

West Could Rebuild Plant After Fatal Blast: Mayor

The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 05:56 AM CDT

West Honors the Past and Looks to the Future

West Honors the Past and Looks to the Future

Residents of the small Texas town of West marked the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion by honoring the 15 victims and holding a moment of silence at the exact time of the fatal blast.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 09:12 PM CDT

West Focused on Moving Forward, One Year Later

West Focused on Moving Forward, One Year Later

Residents of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.

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Complete coverage of a massive fertilizer plant explosion that leveled the small Texas town of West. Five to 15 people are estimated to have been killed and over 160 have been injured.
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