Saturday, April 20, 2013

Before Texas Plant Exploded: What Did Regulators Know?

Before Texas Plant Exploded: What Did Regulators Know?:
By Anna Driver and Joshua Schneyer
HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite being located within a short walk of a nursing home, school and residential buildings, West Fertilizer Co in central Texas had no blast walls and had filed no contingency plan to the Environmental Protection Agency for a major explosion or fire at the site.
It remains unclear what safety measures, if any, were required of the company or whether West Fertilizer failed to comply. [More]