The Czech Republic plans to donate about $200,000 to help rebuild the Czech gym in West, Texas. Good people, those Czechs.
Here's why that Texas fertilizer plant explosion was so huge: Plants have to tell the government when they have more than 400 pounds of ammonium nitrate. The West plant had 270 tons of it, according to Reuters.
The West Fertilizer Co. plant in Texas that blew up yesterday told the EPA that it "presented no risk of fire or explosion," according to the Dallas Morning News. Turns out they were wrong.