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Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Help Coming For Town Rocked By Explosion

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild th...

Indiana Explosion Kills 1, Police Confirm

AP | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business

UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) -- An explosion at a grain silo in northwestern Indiana left one worker dead Monday afternoon, authorities said, and workplace ...

Remembering West, Texas: Lessons From a Tragedy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The West, Texas event was a tragedy of almost epic proportion because of its far-reaching and direct impact upon an entire community. Yet, it received only modest attention in the mainstream press at the time of its occurrence and subsequently.

Explaining Tragedy To Our Children

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Sara Esther Crispe

It is never too early, they are never too young, to learn that they can make a difference. They count. They matter. Their actions affect others. And most importantly, that they are a world and they can save a world.

Fertilizer Plant Rescuer To Plead Not Guilty In Bomb-Making Rap

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

WACO, Texas — A first responder who helped evacuate people ahead of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant pleaded not guilty Wednesday ...

Fertilizer Plant's New Problem: Toxic Gas

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.15.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas -- When they saw 30-foot flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in this tiny Texas town rushed to evacuate...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Call For Probe Of Texas Plant Disaster | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly two weeks after a massive explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant took at least 15 lives and destroyed entire neighborhoods,...

13 Deadly Workplace Disasters

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

The world witnessed two of the most devastating workplace disasters in recent memory this month, as the explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas and c...

Perry Disgusted By Shocking Cartoon

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he's disgusted a California newspaper ran a cartoon that depicts him boasting about booming business in T...

Jason Linkins

The Nightmare That Led To The Texas Plant Explosion | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama attended both the opening of President George W. Bush's presidential library and the memorial service for those who ...

GOP, Chamber of Commerce and Fox News: Did They Play a Role in the Fertilizer Plant Deaths?

Art Levine | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Art Levine

The evidence is now overwhelming that lax enforcement was abetted by the seven state and Federal agencies that looked the other way or failed to see its 270 tons of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate.

Owner Of Deadly Texas Plant Sued

Reuters | Jim Forsyth | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

April 23 (Reuters) - The owner of a fertilizer plant that exploded last week killing 14 people and destroying dozens of homes and an apartment complex...

Chris Kirkham

Texas Plant's Hazards Eluded Regulators For Nearly 30 Years | Chris Kirkham | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

WEST, Texas -- Long before it captured national headlines as the scene of a lethal industrial explosion, the fertilizer plant on the edge of this cent...

After Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, School Resumes In Tiny Town

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.22.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas — Teachers waited outside Monday morning like it was the first day of school in this tiny Texas town, hoping that a welcoming handsh...

Obama To Attend Memorial For Texas Explosion Victims

AP | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service for victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of ...

Residents Pray For Comfort In Texas Town Rocked By Plant Explosion

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 06.21.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas — The First Baptist Church in the tiny Texas town where a fertilizer plant exploded is still off-limits, so the Rev. John Crowder pu...

Texas Fertilizer Plant Had Last OSHA Inspection In 1985

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 04.18.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration most recently inspected the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday night in 19...

Health Risks Of The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

TIME | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amir Khan An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, which has so far resulted in the deaths of 15 people, also released large amoun...

A Loss of Perspective

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The more perspective and understanding we have on life, and the less we play into their hands and let people who want to terrorize us have their way, whether domestic or foreign, the better we honor loss -- all loss -- and ourselves.

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Claims As Many As 15 Lives

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and JOHN L. MONE | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas — Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gin...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Fertilizer Plant Explosion

The Huffington Post | Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.18.2013 | Crime

An explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas was caught on tape Wednesday night. The explosion, first reported shortly before 8 p.m, wounded seve...