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Thieves targeted West plant

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Records show burglars frequently targeted the fertilizer plant in West that exploded, which left 15 dead and 200 hurt.

The thieves were after a chemical, anhydrous ammonia, that can be used to make methamphetamine.

Sheriff's deputies responded to burglary calls at the plant ten times over the last decade.

While the state fire marshal has not ruled on the cause of the explosion, he said it did not appear the chemical's tanks had been tampered with during this recent investigation.


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