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Ammonium Nitrate

Are You in Danger of a Preventable Chemical Plant Explosion?

Philip Radford | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The West, Texas tragedy was one of many preventable disasters that have happened in the decade since the EPA first proposed using the Clean Air Act to enforce common sense rules for chemical plants. It's been over 10 years, and we're still waiting.

The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Wasn't an Accident

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Why isn't the American public calling for the arrest, conviction, and imprisonment of Donald Adair, the owner of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, where an explosion on April 17 killed 14 people?

Ammonium Nitrate Was Explosive In Fertilizer Plant Blast

AP | Posted 05.06.2013 | Crime

AUSTIN, Texas -- A store of ammonium nitrate is what exploded April 17 at a Central Texas plant, killing 14 people, injuring hundreds and devastating ...

For Gov. Rick Perry, My Sincerest Regards...

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It's corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release of toxic chemicals.

Atlas Has Shrugged: West, Texas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

West, Texas might be the latest failure of our commitment to provide the resources to protect our communities and our environment but there is no shortage of similar examples. The BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, which continues to destroy sea life, was a product of lax enforcement, infrequent inspection caused by staffing shortages, and an intermingling of personnel between the regulated industry and the federal oversight agency. Generations from now the Gulf of Mexico will still be suffering and people may find it hard to understand what we allowed to happen in order to hold down our tax burden and to let industry create jobs and find energy without government meddling. How many times do we have to see these images and fail to connect cause and effect?

Australian Navy Gets Involved In Swire Oil Spill Cleanup

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRISBANE, Australia — The Australian government sent a navy mine hunting ship to search Monday for hundreds of tons of chemicals lost overboard ...