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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - West Fertilizer Co.
The Dallas Morning News. May 25, 2014.
Houston Chronicle. May 16, 2014.
Brian Renegar saw emergency crews fighting a blaze consuming his small Texas town's sprawling fertilizer plant. The former plant employee raced to the scene and warned the fire chief to get everyone out.
The firefighters who tried in vain to stop a burning Texas fertilizer plant from exploding weren't prepared for the dangers of the blaze, which was too big for them to fight, state investigators said in a report released Thursday.
The Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented - and agencies at all levels haven't done enough to change the circumstances that led to the catastrophe, federal officials said Tuesday.
Leaders in a Central Texas town that was devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new facility, calling it a crucial step toward West's economic recovery.
Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."
The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.
Construction of a new nursing home in West is underway after a deadly fertilizer plant blast last year destroyed the previous one in the small Texas town.
The West fertilizer blast that killed 15 people will face more scrutiny over the next year from lawmakers who could strengthen state regulations surrounding chemical facility safety and inspections, according to a list of House priorities released Friday.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school and killed 15 people.
On the first Sunday after a fertilizer plant explosion leveled part of this tiny Texas town, the Rev. John Crowder stood atop a long flatbed overlooking a hayfield and spoke to his congregation.