Presence of explosive chemicals often kept secret

Associated Press
Presence of explosive chemicals often kept secret

FILE - This April 18, 2013 file photo shows the remains of the the fertilizer plant smoldering in the rain at the at the West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas after an explosion at the plant. Until the local fertilizer company in West, Texas, blew up last month and demolished scores of homes, many in that town of 2,800 didn't know what chemicals were stored alongside the railroad tracks or how dangerous they were. Even rescue workers didn't know what they were up against. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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