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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, near Waco, Texas early Thursday. The deadly explosion ripped through the fertilizer plant late on Wednesday, injuring more than 100 people, leveling dozens of homes and damaging other buildings including a school and nursing home, authorities said.

Could a West, Texas explosion happen around here? Anhydrous ammonia common in ND; chance for incident low

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After a fertilizer facility exploded Wednesday in West, Texas, questions have been raised across the nation regarding the safety of such plants and their proximity to neighbors who may not suspect that danger lurks next door.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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