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  •  The plant was probably not in West proper (1+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1

    If you go on Google Maps and type in West, TX, you'll see the city and its boundaries.  Which run right through the southern end of the West Fertilizer site, drawn specifically so as to exclude the bulk of the site, including the big anhydrous tanks.  So it was mostly under county jurisdiction.  The residences nearby were in the city, as was the middle school but not the high school.

    •  This too would be expected (0+ / 0-)

      in most rural areas, I believe.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 07:24:04 PM PDT

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