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CommonDreams – Fertilizer Companies Blame City For Deadly Explosion In West, Texas – 28 July 2014

commondreamsFertilizer manufacturer, supplier submit motions saying last year’s disaster is fault of city zoning, fire department

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Two fertilizer companies facing litigation over the deadly explosion that rocked West, Texas have cast blame on the city and fire department for the disaster, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Saturday.

Fifteen people died and at least two hundred were injured in April 2013 when a fire that led to an explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Co.. The facility was storing large amounts of ammonium nitrate. News agencies described the power of the blast in which some of the ammonium nitrate exploded as being as powerful as 15,000 to 20,000 pounds of dynamite.

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