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Texas Fertilizer Plant Fined $118,300 for Safety Violations


Business  (tags: Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Texas Fertilizer Plant, OSHA, U.S. Chemical Safety Board, Government shutdown, Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Sustainability News, News )

Judy
- 341 days ago - salon.com
The rest of the investigation into the April explosion that left 15 dead is on hold due to the shutdown.



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JL A. (275)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:42 pm
Glad there is a penalty, but hope other areas of law will also bring sanctions more appropriate to the harms.
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:54 am
A tad over 118,00.00....for the lives of 15 human beings.....how much is a life worth.....not much in Texas. Or anywhere else for that matter in this Fascist country we now find ourselves in.
 

Trish K. (93)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 6:28 am
How cheap human life is for us poor working folks. That number should be in the MILLIONS. Screwed by their attorneys. What a feudal state we live in.
 

John De Avalon (35)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 6:31 am
All things considered, they seem to have got off lightly...
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 6:34 am
What??
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 6:38 am
Got off lightly doesn't begin to describe it. Welcome to Texas - home to the Bushes and T. Boone Pickens and all the rest of the barons. To them we are nothing more than useless eaters taking up valuable resources that they could be making money from. How dare we voice an opinion or levy fines against them?
 

Debbie S. (33)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:49 am
They got off way too easy, like my husband says that is only pocket change to them. Disgraceful, where is the accountability in this country?
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:58 pm
Noted. Thanks, Judy.
This is just despicable! Billions of (my tax) dollar$ to spy on every form of communication by all Americans, (to keep us safe from "terrorists.") Over 70 Fusion Centers set up in every state, with the behemoth mother-of-all-fusion-centers in Bluffdale, UT. Ammonium nitrate is considered as a "dangerous weapon" and is carefully monitored since the OK City bombing, with even more "safeguards" in place since 9/11. Yet, this place wasn't even checked for over 2 decades! And, the fine is a joke.
There's no way I'm going to fall for fearmongering and pleas for more billions for "security" and "weapons" ever again!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 3:35 pm
This is not enough. The fine should be much higher.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:58 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Debra G. (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:02 pm
Unfortunately, what the rest of the country would consider no-brainer safety regs. were outlawed by Texas' Republican-dominated legislature and happily signed off by Govs. GWBush and Rick Good-hair Perry. Don't know how good Wendy Davis' chances are of winning the governorship, but that know-nothing state legislature has got to go.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 12:50 am
WAY TOO LITTLE!
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 6:06 am
Way toolittle... fines are easier to pay that ensuring laws are not contraviened
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday October 14, 2013, 11:35 am
Well, no one here needs for me to say "It ain't enough." But I'm saying it anyway.
Wendy Davis' chances will be better if anyone who has even $3.00 or $5.00 to spare will give it to her campaign NOW through Emily's List (which I believe has the $5 minimum) or ActBlue (which will accept as little as $3). I did and heaven knows i don't have much.
 

Bill and Katie D. (77)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 8:16 pm
About time they had to pay, but they will do it again.
Thanks Judy
 
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