Officials scheduled to announce cause of West explosion on Thursday

POSTED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 1:12pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:31pm

State and federal officials anticipate announcing the results of their joint investigation into what caused the explosion at the West fertilizer plant nearly a month ago. This announcement comes a week after their originally anticipated date.

A press conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the West high school parking lot.

The April 17 blast killed 15 people and injured a couple hundred others. Officials believe ammonium nitrate exploded at the plant, which has left an approximately 90-foot-wide crater. But, they've still been investigating as to what caused it this stored chemical to explode.


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