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Report: Ammonium Nitrate Still Close to Schools, Houses in Texas

A newspaper analysis has found that while some safety steps have been taken across Texas following the deadly 2013 explosion at a plant in West, tons of the same kind of fertilizer that exploded there can still be found near …

Dozens of Dangerous Texas Chemical Plants Operate near Public Centers: Report

Dozens 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. A report released by …

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 …

Agency Investigating Plant Blast Finds Lax Chemical Regulation

A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant will tell a Senate committee that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a “patchwork” of standards that are decades old and are far …

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 …