Federal investigators have determined that “a lack of oversight and regulations” at the local, state and federal levels contributed to the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that devastated a rural Texas town last year.
Five days after the anniversary of the explosion in the town of West, one of the worst industrial accidents in the state’s history, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released the preliminary findings of its investigation at a news conference in Dallas on Tuesday.
The report highlighted a series of shortcomings, both in how the West Fertilizer Company handled the agricultural chemical that touched off the explosion — ammonium nitrate — and in how various agencies oversaw the company’s operations and storage of the chemical.
Tiny white pellets of ammonium nitrate were stored in a wooden warehouse in wooden bins, inside a building without a sprinkler system.
No federal regulations exist preventing a company from storing the chemical in such a way.
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