Lawmakers investigate West,Texas explosion

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 9:01pm

Could a massive explosion that killed 15 people in West, Texas have been prevented? That's what lawmakers are now trying to figure out. The U.S. chemical safety board told a U.S. Senate committee today, that the fertilizer blamed for the explosion was kept in wooden bins, in a wooden building, with no sprinklers nearby.

However, that does not break any rules or regulations. Texas has no statewide fire codes and sprinklers aren't required unless a company is storing more than 2500 tons of ammonium nitrate.

Lawmakers today said they will push the Environmental Protection Agency to change its regulations in light of the explosion.

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