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Fertilizer's Risks Ignored
Thu Apr 25, 2013 04:06 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The fertilizer company at the center of last week's explosion began processing large volumes of ammonium nitrate as far back as 2006 without any apparent oversight or questioning of the facility's location and vicinity to schools and homes.

Federal and state investigators in Texas continue sorting through what caused the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. that killed 15 people, including 10 firefighters or other first responders.

West Fertilizer laid out to Texas air-quality regulators that the facility was a bulk-fertilizer facility processing more than ...

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