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Sunday, April 21, 2013

West, TX Fertilizer Plant: A Man-Made Disaster

“We essentially have a free-for-all in the United States for dangerous factories and producers of these kinds of explosive chemicals. They can build them anywhere they want -- right next to a hospital, a nursing home, a school, and there’s no controls at all.” ~ Investigative reporter David Lindorff

To read the full story,  "Texas Fertilizer plant flew under Department of Homeland Security radar" click HERE.

(Reuters) - The fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, obliterating part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people, had last year been storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that would normally trigger safety oversight by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

To read the full story, "Texas fertilizer company didn't heed disclosure rules before blast"  Click  HERE .

Citizens deserve answers.  Why was West Fertilizer Company storing 270 tons of explosive ammonium nitrate at a facility in close proximity to a community, and how will we prevent future needless catastrophes like this one?  We hope the State of Texas will provide mental health services for the victims of this horrific tragedy.

PRAYERS of HEALING and PEACE for the victims of West, AND protection for everyone living in close proximity to dangerous industrial activity.

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