Hazard in the Heartland

Number 26249
Subject Chemicals
Source WFAA-Dallas, Tx.
State Texas
Year 2013
Publication Date April 22, 23, 26, May 2, 9, 14, 29, June 19, 20, 27, July, 2, Dec. 16, 2013
Summary Following a devastating fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, a WFAA investigation revealed widespread mishandling of ammonium nitrate, as well as failures in chemical disaster preparedness, prompting state officials to take action to encourage local officials to form federally-mandated safety committees designed to prevent future disasters.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords explosion; chemicals; disaster
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