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West, Texas, Sues AN Supplier
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jun 25, 2013 03:38 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The city of West, Texas, claims in a new lawsuit that the company that supplied West Fertilizer Co. with some 28 to 34 tons of ammonium nitrate that ignited in a deadly explosion in April was negligent in inspecting the facility and failed to apply a coating to the AN that "would have" stopped the fertilizer from exploding.

The lawsuit filed in McLennan County District Court last week names supplier CF Industries Inc., CF Industries Sales, LLC, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and Adair Grain, Inc., as defendants, although the complaint lays blame squarely on Deerfield, Ill.-based CF ...

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