U.S. Chemical Safety Board headed to West to investigate explosion

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Jean Gonsoulin, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, told The Daily Texan that a team of investigators would arrive to investigate the West Fertilizer Co. explosion at approximately 2:30 p.m. CST on Thursday. 

The board is the national organization that investigates the cause of chemical incidents. 

“The Chemical Saftey Board is aware of the incident and is deploying an investigative team this afternoon. Once we have more information we will have additional statements,” Gonsoulin said. 

Gonsoulin said investigators will arrive from across the country but do not yet know where they will congregate because West has been evacuated.