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The Texas company that operated a fertilizer plant where a thunderous explosion in April killed 15 people is facing $118,300 in federal fines for two dozen serious safety violations, including a failure to have an emergency response plan, officials said Thursday.
State officials say some testing that could identify what caused the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant is not scheduled until 2014.
There are 16 fertilizer production sites in Texas like the one that exploded in West, but authorities aren’t clear how many of those might be built near schools or other residential centers, a top state official said Monday.
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.
County star Willie Nelson has donated more than $120,000 for relief efforts following a deadly fertilizer plant explosion near his Central Texas hometown.
Texas’ assistant state fire marshal says investigators hope to complete their onsite probe into a deadly plant explosion by May 10.
An insurance industry trade group estimates losses from a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in a tiny Texas town will likely exceed $100 million.
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.
Small fertilizer plants nationwide fall under the purview of several government agencies, each with a specific concern and none required to coordinate with others on what they have found.