Explosion in Texas: The Latest News

Here’s the latest on the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred last night in 2,500-person West, Texas, near Waco: The blast damaged 75 homes and one school, left 15 people dead or missing, and injured more than 150 people. It’s unclear why the explosion occurred, but it seems problematic that in 2006, “the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined the company $2,300 for failing to comply with federal safety regulations. The EPA had found that the plant did not have an adequate risk management plan to guard against chemical accidents.” [WSJ]