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Report: Other Communities Face AN Risks
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:56 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The community of West, Texas, was unaware of the potential danger of ammonium nitrate stored at West Fertilizer Co., and many other communities across the country are at risk of a similar disaster, according to the preliminary findings of a year-long investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released Tuesday.

The board found failings at all levels of government led to the ammonium nitrate explosion that killed 15 and injured more than 200 people in West last spring.

CSB Supervisory Investigator Johnnie Banks said in a statement that farm communities across the country are starting to wake ...

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