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By Pat Cunningham
April 30, 2013 11:19 a.m.

In the wake of the recent deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas (above), Thomas O. McGarity offers this INSIGHT on the issue of safety regulations:

The tragic explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant April 17 is the most recent manifestation of a badly debilitated system of regulatory protections.

Although the cause of the blast is still undetermined, what is clear is that the West Fertilizer Company stored large quantities of highly reactive products, including anhydrous ammonia and ammonium nitrate, in the middle of a small town with very little oversight from state or federal agencies…The West, Texas, ...

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