News Deadly West, Texas, Fertilizer Plant Explosion Was 'Criminal Act': Feds

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  1. XuXu

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...plant-explosion-was-criminal-act-feds-n572231


    A 2013 fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas, that killed 15 people and injured 160 others was caused by a "criminal act," federal officials said Wednesday.

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revealed the findings of its investigation of the deadly fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. on April 17, 2013.

    ATF Special Agent Robert Elder said the agency is offering a $50,000 reward to help find the person who committed the "crime," which was determined to be the reason for the explosion after "we ruled out all accidental and natural causes." But he couldn't say why someone would have set the fire.

    "I think it's too early to speculate on murder charges," Elder added.

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    No arrests have been made, but more than 400 interviews have been conducted amid the investigation, Elder said.

    Among those who dead in West were 10 first responders and two volunteers who were killed while fighting the initial fire before the blast occurred just before 8 p.m. local time.

    The explosion flattened the rural farming community of 2,800 people, just north of Waco, turning it into rubble as people tried desperately to flee the horrific scene.

    The event occurred during the same week the nation was gripped by the Boston Marathon bombing.
     
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    15 dead? Union Carbide chuckles.
     
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    I used to lobby for a nonprofit in the DC suburbs. One of our members, who lived a mile or two away from that plant, was coming to Washington for our annual lobbying day. After the explosion, she helped pull people out and at the hospital (she's in the medical field).

    She then hopped on a plane, flew to DC at midnight, dealt with the hotel messing up her reservation and showed up at 7am with a smile on her face. She's pretty awesome and I respect the hell out of her.
     
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    I remember that one.
     
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    I wasnt sure what you meant by this so I did a search.

    4,000 died immediately and another 4,000 within 2 weeks...

    Fuuuckkkkkkkk

    They charged the CEO with manslaughter. Thats unheard of.
     
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    I figured everyone would get cryptic 30 year old Bhopal references.

    :dontknow:
     
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    I got it!!!
     
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    that was pretty lame
    then it was a big boom

    enjoyable
     
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    I remember watching the beginning of that video and thinking, "why aren't those rednecks high-tailing it out of there?"
     
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    Why isn't the absence of proper zoning laws considered criminally stupid?