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“West blast follows years of state, federal agencies overlooking danger potential”

Randy Lee Loftis digs deep on some of the regulatory inefficiencies that may have played a role in the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas:


For Texas environmental regulators, a hometown fertilizer business that stored and sold anhydrous ammonia posed a low risk to houses, apartments and schools just a few hundred feet away. That assessment six years ago – and numerous others by state and federal agencies over many years – ignored the danger from another type of fertilizer that is used around the world to make bombs.

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