Unit VII Article Review

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  • This assignment requires that you select an article on an industrial disaster that has occurred in the past decade. Research an article using the CSU Online Library, preferably from a peer-reviewed journal, related to the disaster and how the community recovered.Industrial emergency suggestions include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Savannah Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion (2008),
    • fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas (2013), and
    • Texas City Refinery explosion (2005).
    Within your article review, you will address the following points:
    • disaster summary,
    • NGOs that provided assistance,
    • response critiques, and
    • community recovery from the emergency.
    Your article review should be well-organized and at least two pages in length. You are required to use the CSU Online Library as part of the assignment. Your textbook is NOT required for this assignment, although you may choose to use it when discussing concepts that apply to the disaster. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted materials must have accompanying citations in accordance with APA standards.

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School: UCLA

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Running head: ARTICLE REVIEW


Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas
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Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas

Disaster Summary
The West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas suffered a major explosion on April 17,
2013. The explosion occurred in its storage and distribution facility. Just before the explosion,
the emergency personnel were attending to a fire incident within the facility. The intensity of the
fire in the seed and storage area was very high that it caused the 30 tons of ammonium nitrate
stored in wooded containers to detonate. The explosion had a force of about 7.5 to 10 tons of
TNT (Davis, DeBold, & Marsegan, 2017). It caused the death of 15 people including 12 first
responders and injured more than 250. There was also significant damage to about 150 buildings
in the proximity. West Middle School and West Rest Haven nursing home which were i...

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