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Board to Examine Ammonium Nitrate Storage, Siting, Fire Protection, and Preparedness Issues
On May 3, 2013, U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigator Jerad Denton took a film crew into West, Texas, to document the level of community damage from the fertilizer explosion that killed 14 and injured about 200 others. This 3-minute video shows the devastation.
Video of damage from massive explosion and fire is West, TX
Link to full text of news release: http://is.gd/bFeio0
The interim report was approved at a public meeting in Richmond, California on April 19, 2013
Video was released during CSB public meeting Friday April 19, 2013, at the Richmond Civic Center.
Study Finds up to 60% Wall Thinning in Carbon Steel Pipe Similar to Chevron Richmond Refinery Pipe that Led to Massive Hydrocarbon Release in August 2012
Meeting postponed due to CSB deployment to West Fertilizer Plant Accident
Investigators will arrive onsite Thursday
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