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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Feds: New Laws, Oversight Needed After Texas Blast

The Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented — and agencies at all levels haven’t done enough to change the circumstances that led to the catastrophe, federal officials said Tuesday.

04/22/2014

Smoke still rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Students Coming Home After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Students displaced after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion earlier this year damaged their Central Texas town’s campuses are coming home for the start of the new school year.

08/26/2013

A Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walks among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Investigators Eyeing Battery-Powered Golf Cart As Cause Of Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Investigators working in the remnants of an exploded Texas fertilizer plant sifted by hand through untold kernels of corn, moved tons of debris and conducted more than 400 interviews, while searching for the missing piece to solve what many officials compared to an extraordinary puzzle.

05/17/2013

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Nelson Gives More Than $120K For Explosion Relief

County star Willie Nelson has donated more than $120,000 for relief efforts following a deadly fertilizer plant explosion near his Central Texas hometown.

05/14/2013

File photo of some of the damage left by the fertilizer plant  explosion in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Small Fires Stop West Residents From Returning Home

Gas tanks damaged by a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant are leaking and have triggered small fires that are keeping displaced residents from returning to see what’s left of their homes, officials said Saturday.

04/20/2013

File photo of some of the damage left by the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Search And Rescue Finishes In West Plant Explosion

A state search and rescue team has completed its mission in a Central Texas town battered by a fertilizer plant explosion.

04/20/2013

Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Police: Up To 15 Killed In Texas Explosion

Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

04/18/2013

(Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Texas Mayor Asks For ‘Prayers’ After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

As search and rescue effort continues upon the heels of a devastating and deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West Texas, The mayor of West, Texas asked for prayers.

04/18/2013

The pope is using his Twitter account to ask followers to pray for victims of a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town.  (Photo credit - GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Tweets Prayers For Texas Explosion Victims

The pope is using his Twitter account to ask followers to pray for victims of a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town.

04/18/2013

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