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What's Being Done To Prevent Another Fertilizer Plant Explosion?

Memorials near the site of the explosion in the town of West, Texas. (Terrence Henry/StateImpact Texas)
Memorials near the site of the explosion in the town of West, Texas. (Terrence Henry/StateImpact Texas)

A year ago today, a deadly blast tore through the small community of West, Texas, killing 15 people and injuring hundreds. Homes and schools were destroyed.

The explosion at the West fertilizer plant was one of the worst industrial accidents in Texas history. So what’s being done to prevent it from happening again?

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Terrence Henry of KUT reports that the response has been a slow one.

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