Adair Grain Co. News

Safety Laws Still Lacking a Year After Texas Plant Blast

It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in flammable wooden containers in buildings without sprinklers and …

On Anniversary of Texas Fertilizer Explosion, Families Seek Balance

Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past. Many of them filed …

West Fertilizer Investigators: Ammonium Nitrate Detonated in Explosion

While the investigation into the origin and cause of the West Fertilizer Plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, is ongoing, investigators say that ammonium nitrate was detonated in the explosion. However, they don’t know how the explosion was initiated. …

Inquiry Into Texas Blast Plagued by Regulatory Gap

Federal and state officials investigating the April 17 deadly blast at a Central Texas fertilizer company are trying to determine whether a fire at the plant could have ignited a supply of ammonium nitrate. But how much of the highly …