Here’s a map of the site of the fertilizer plant fire and explosion last evening in West, Texas. The town has a population of just under 3,000. I suspect there is no zoning board or anything of the sort in a town that size (if I’m wrong, someone say so). That being the case, I suppose it’s not surprising that there were homes and apartments within 1,500 feet of the plant. Nobody ever thinks there’s going to be a calamity. Still, I’d have thought there would be some Federal or State safety regulations about people living and going to school near ammonia storage tanks.