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California senator proposes stricter safety rules on chemical plants

July 12, 2013
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has called for state and federal agencies to review rules for handling the potentially explosive fertilizer ammonium nitrate, claiming that lax oversight may be a risk factor for possible future incidents.
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Federal agencies criticized for oversight failure prior to Texas fertilizer plant explosion

April 26, 2013
The explosion at the Adair Grain Inc. fertilizer plant in Texas, which killed 14 and injured 200 people, has exposed serious lapses in federal agencies' oversight.
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Texas fertilizer plant failed to report ammonium nitrate amounts

April 23, 2013
The company that owns the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded last week failed to tell the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the large amounts of ammonium nitrate it was storing onsite.
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