West Fertilizer plant explosion News

West, Texas School District Suing Insurers over Fertilizer Blast Damages

The West, Texas, school district is suing its insurers, saying the two sides are $23 million apart on the costs of rebuilding buildings after last year’s devastating plant explosion. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the West schools filed their lawsuit …

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 …

Industry Pushing Back in Texas Against Fertilizer Plant Safety Requirements

The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy proposed new building requirements ahead of the anniversary of …

DA: No Evidence Linking Ex-Paramedic to Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

The Texas Rangers have turned up no evidence linking a former paramedic from a small Central Texas town to a fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town. The West Fertilizer plant explosion April 17 killed 15 people, …