Federal Report on Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Finds Similar Threat Exists Statewide

Brendan O'Connor · 01/31/16 10:44PM

In 2013, fifteen people were killed and more than 260 injured after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded. Investigators still have not determined the cause of the fire that triggered the explosion, but a federal report released last week found that 19 plants in Texas alone are located in similarly dangerous proximity—less than half a mile—to schools, nursing homes, and housing.