Knowing Your Neighbor When Deadly Chemicals Are Next Door
by: Dave Fehling, May 20, 2013 6:05:00 am
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When chemical fertilizer stored at a farm supply depot in the town of West exploded last month, it raised all sorts of questions about safety. Homes and a school that were within a quarter mile of the facility were heavily damaged. But it doesn't take a catastrophic explosion to put a community at risk — especially when chemicals are in the form of a gas.
“You know, there have been some fire situations where the firemen have gone in and they've realized they didn't know a certain chemical was in that facility.”
—Cheryl Vital, with the Galena Park School District and is on the LEPC.
Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.