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Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 05:07 PM CDT

New Laws Considered 2 years After West Blast

New Laws Considered 2 years After West Blast

Texas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West.

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 10:31 AM CDT

Legislators Introduce 4 Bills Inspired by West Blast

Legislators Introduce 4 Bills Inspired by West Blast

State legislators in Austin are introducing bills to make sure an incident like the 2013 explosion in West never happens again.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM CDT

West Breaks Ground on New Schools

West Breaks Ground on New Schools

The city of West breaks ground on a new high school and middle school Thursday, marking a milestone on its way to recovery from a fertilizer plant explosion.

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 02:46 PM CDT

First Bill Since West Blast Met With GOP Pushback

First Bill Since West Blast Met With GOP Pushback

The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is already getting pushback from Republicans.

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 05:56 AM CDT

Report: 262 People Hurt in West Fertilizer Blast

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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 08:11 AM CDT

Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate congressional investigators say.

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.

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